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America on trial : the cases that define our history

Author: Alan M Dershowitz
Publisher: New York : Warner, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The renowned attorney examines several of the most controversial and sensational court trials of the past thirty years, offering insight into how they have shaped present-day politics and society.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan M Dershowitz
ISBN: 0446520586 9780446520584
OCLC Number: 56541388
Description: 416 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: America --
Early history of the US --
From Jacksonian democracy to the pre-Civil War period --
The prelude to the Civil War --
The Civil War --
The post civil war period --
Early 20th century --
The "roaring 20's" and the depression 30's --
World War II --
The Cold War and McCarthyism --
The civil rights movement --
The Vietnam War era and its aftermath --
1980's and 1990's --
The new millennium and the future.
Responsibility: Alan M. Dershowitz.

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Alan M. Dershowitz highlights the trials he believes to be the most significant in US history, and discusses how they were central to the development of America's political and social structure.  Read more...

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