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Trials of the century : an encyclopedia of popular culture and the law

Author: Scott Patrick Johnson
Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, ©2011.
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Covers important criminal, civil, and political trials in the United States from colonial times to the present, examining their impact on both legal history and popular culture.
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Johnson, Scott Patrick.
Trials of the century.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2011
(DLC) 2010015948
(OCoLC)608297761
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Patrick Johnson
ISBN: 9781598842623 1598842625
OCLC Number: 702674902
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: V. 1. The Anne Hutchinson Trials (1637-1638) ; Salem witchcraft trials (1692) ; John Peter Zenger Trial (1735) ; The "Great Negro Plot" trials (1741) ; The Boston Massacre trials (1770) ; Impeachment trial of Samuel Chase (1805) ; The treason trial of Aaron Burr (1807) ; The trial of Nat Turner (1831) ; Richard Lawrence trial (1835) ; Amistad trials (1839-1841) ; The Carthage conspiracy trial (1844) ; Dr. John W. Webster trial (1850) ; Missouri v. Celia, a slave (1855) ; Dred Scott trials (1847-1857) ; The trial of John Brown (1859) ; The Dakota conflict trials (1862) ; The trial of Lambdin P. Milligan (1864) ; Lincoln conspiracy trial (1865) ; Henry Wirz trial (1865) ; Andrew Johnson impeachment trial (1865) ; Susan B. Anthony trial (1873) ; Henry Ward Beecher trial (1875) ; The Mountain Meadows Massacre trials (1875-1876) ; The O.K. Corral trial (1881) ; Charles Guiteau trial (1881-1882) ; The Haymarket riot trial (1886) ; Lizzie Borden Tiral (1893) ; Herman Mudgett (alias "Henry Holmes") trial (1895) ; Leon Czolgosz trial (1901) ; The trial of William "Big Bill" Haywood (1907) ; The Harry Thaw murder trials (1907-1908) ; The trial of Sheriff Joseph Shipp et al. (1907-1909) ; The triangle shirtwaist fire trial (1911) ; Leo Frank trial (1913) ; Joe Hill Trial (1914) ; The Chicago Black Sox trial (The State of Illinois v. Eddie Cicotte et al., 1921) ; Sacco and Vanzetti Trial (1921) ; Fatty Arbuckle trials (1921-1922) ; Nathan F. Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb trial (1924) ; The court-martial trial of General William Mitchell (1925).
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