INHERIT THE WIND
By Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
About the "Scopes Monkey Trials"
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Summary of Book
At the courthouse in Hillsboro, John Scopes is behind bars, awaiting trial for teaching his students about the theory of evolution. Rachel Brown, a friend and fellow teacher who also is the daughter of the town’s minister, visits Scopes. She urges Scopes to plead guilty and throw himself at the mercy of the court. Scopes remains firm in his resolve. During the trial a boy by the name of Howard Blair is asked questions about Cates teachings. The boy yes , that Mr. Scopes did teach him and his fellow classmates about evolution. Howard was then asked if he believed if we descended from monkeys, the boy said he hadn't made up his mind. There where many other people asked to the stand at the trial and where asked questions about Mr. Scopes.