On trial : American history through court proceedings and hearings

On trial : American history through court proceedings and hearings

On trial : American history through court proceedings and hearings

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Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): Robert D. Marcus, Anthony Marcus
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): New York (State)
  • Publication Information: St. James, N.Y. : Branndywine Press, ¬©1998
  • Publication Type (Medium): History, Sources, Trials, litigation, etc, Cases
  • Type: Book
  • Other titles: American history through court proceedings and hearings
  • Permalink: https://books.lawin.org/on-trial-american-history-through-court-proceedings-and-hearings/ (Stable identifier)

Short Description

2 volumes ; 23 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, On trial : American history through court proceedings and hearings is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Branndywine Press
  • Responsable Person: edited by Robert D. Marcus and Anthony Marcus.
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Copyright Date: 1998
  • Location: St. James, N.Y.
  • Country/State: New York (State)
  • Number of Editions: 2 editions
  • First edition Date: 1998
  • Last edition Date: 1998
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: K372
  • Dewey Code: 349.73
  • ISBN: 188108924X 9781881089247 1881089266 9781881089261
  • OCLC: 40456060

Main Contents

v. 1. Dissenting puritan: the trial of Mrs. Anne Hutchinson, 1637
Salem witchcraft: the trial of Bridget Bishop, 1692
Freedom of the press: the trial of John Peter Zenger for libel, 1735
Toward the Constitution: the action of John Trevett against John Wheeden for refusing paper money, 1786
Protecting incorporation: Dartmouth College v. Woodward, 1819
Juvenile justice: the trial of Stephen Merrill Clark for arson, 1821
Indian removal: Samuel A. Worcester v. The state of Georgia, 1832
Murder in the city: the trial of Richard P. Robinson for the murder of Helen Jewett, 1836
The trade in human beings: the United States v. The Amistad, 1841
Demon rum: the trial of William Wilbar against B.W. Williams and others for libel, 1845
The color line: the trial of Mrs. Margaret Douglass for teaching colored children to read, 1853
“His truth is marching on”: the trial of John Brown for treason and insurrection, 1859
“This terrible war”: the trial of Captain Henry Wirz for conspiracy and murder, 1865
Reconstruction in the south: the lynching of Jim Williams, 1871.

Summary Note

The trials and hearings presented in the two volumes of On Trial capture much of American history in the intensity of courtroom confrontation and argument. Judicial proceedings have long fascinated both historians and the general public.

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