When it comes to addressing the Scopes Trial of 1925

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Rough Draft. . sorta When it comes to addressing the Scopes Trial of 1925, textbooks take several different approaches to the topic. From approaching William Jennings Bryan as a virtual hero in the fundamentalist world, to addressing the entire trial as a mere media circus, the textbooks that I examined had three very different ways of portraying the same event. The United States and It’s People gives the most attention to the trial, in terms of length of the section, than the other two textbooks. While length is not necessarily a
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Unformatted text preview: measure of the quality of the content, it is a good measure of how important the authors felt the topic was in relation to other topics. If a topic is less important, it generally gets much less time and space devoted to the topic. Call to Freedom paints a much different picture of the media circus, equipped with “preachers in tents” and media camped out all along the outside of the court house....
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course RHER 001 taught by Professor Landon during the Fall '07 term at University of Iowa.

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