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America on trial : inside the legal battles that transformed our nation

America on trial : inside the legal battles that transformed our nation

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Alan M. Dershowitz
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): New York (State)
  • Publication Information: New York : Warner Books, 2004
  • Publication Type (Medium): History
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.us/america-on-trial-inside-the-legal-battles-that-transformed-our-nation/ (Stable identifier)

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XIX, 586 pages ; 24 cm

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Useful for students learning an area of law, America on trial : inside the legal battles that transformed our nation is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Warner Books
  • Responsable Person: Alan M. Dershowitz.
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Country/State: New York (State)
  • Number of Editions: 12 editions
  • First edition Date: 2004
  • Last edition Date: 2014
  • Languages: English, Italian
  • Library of Congress Code: KF220
  • Dewey Code: 349.7309
  • ISBN: 0446520586 9780446520584 9780446694735 0446694738
  • OCLC: 53369305

Main Contents

The foundations of American law
pt. I. Colonial America : The Salem witchcraft trials ; The trial of John Peter Zenger ; The slave revolt trial ; The Boston Massacre trials
pt. II. The early history of the United States : The trials of aliens and seditioners ; The trial of Aaron Burr
pt. III. From Jacksonian democracy to the pre-Civil War period : The Boorn-Colvin murder mystery ; The Richard Lawrence case ; The Harvard Medical School murder
pt. IV. The prelude to the Civil War : The Dred Scott case ; The John Brown case
pt. V. The Civil War : The Savannah case ; The trial of Captain Henry Wirz ; The trial of the Lincoln assassins
pt. VI. The post-Civil War period : The trial of Andrew Johnson ; The trial of Susan B. Anthony ; The trial of Mary Todd Lincoln ; The trial of the assassin Guiteau ; The trial of Lizzie Bordon
pt. VII. The early twentieth century : The trial of Stanford White's killer ; The great labor union trials ; The trial of Leo Frank ; The Abrams case ; The shoeless Joe Jackson case
pt. VIII. The roaring twenties and the Depression thiries : The trial of Sacco and Vanzetti ; The trial of Leopold and Loeb ; The Scopes trial ; The court-martial of Billy Mitchell ; The Lindbergh kidnapping trial ; The Scottsboro trials
pt. IX. World War II : The Nuremberg trial ; The Ezra Pound case
pt. X. The Cold War and McCarthyism : The Alger Hiss case ; The trial of the Rosenbergs ; The Remington case
pt. XI. The civil rights movement : The Brown case ; The prosecution of Martin Luther King Jr. ; The case of Clarence Earl Gideon ; The trial of Jack Ruby
pt. XII. The Vietnam War era and its aftermath : The trial of Dr. Spock ; The trial of the Chicago Seven ; The court-martial of Lieutenant William L. Calley Jr. ; The Pentagon Papers case ; Roe v. Wade ; The American Indian movement trials ; The Bakke case ; The trial of Richard Herrin ; The trial of Jeffrey MacDonald
pt. XIII. The 1980s and 1990s : The trial of Jean Harris for the Scarsdale diet doctor murder ; The attempted assassination of President Reagan by John Hinckley Jr. ; The trials and appeal of Claus von Bu?low ; The John DeLorean trial ; Flynt v. Falwell ; The Bernhard Goetz case ; The McMartin case ; The Central Park jogger case ; The trial of Mike Tyson ; The two trials for the beating of Rodney King ; The O.J. Simpson trial ; The Clinton impeachment trial
pt. XIV. The new millennium and the future : Bush v. Gore ; The Texas sodomy trial and appeal ; The cases of the terrorist detainees in Guantanamo, on the U.S. Mainland, and in unknown places around the world.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Prologue: The Foundations of American Law
Chapter 1: Colonial America
The Salem Witchcraft Trials
The Free Press Trial of John Peter Zenger
The Slave Revolt Trial
The Boston Massacre Trials
Chapter 2: Early History of the US
The Trials of Aliens and Seditioners
The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr
Chapter 3: From Jacksonian Democracy to the Pre-Civil War Period
The Boorn-Colvin Murder Mystery
The Richard Lawrence Case
The Harvard Medical School Murder Trial
Chapter 4: The Prelude to the Civil War
The Dred Scott Case
The John Brown Trial
Chapter 5: The Civil War
The Savannah Trial
The Trial of Captain Henry Wirz
The Trial of the Lincoln Assassins
Chapter 6: The Post Civil War Period
The Trial of Andrew Johnson
The Trial of Susan B Anthony
The Trial of Mary Todd Lincoln
The Trial of the Assassin Guiteau
The Trial of Lizzie Borden
Chapter 7: Early 20th Century
The Trial of Stanford White's Killer
The Great Labor Union Trials
The Trial of Leo Frank
The Abrams Case
The Shoeless Joe Jackson Case
Chapter 8: The "Roaring 20's&quot
and the Depression 30's
The Trial of Sacco &amp
Vanzetti
The Trial of Leopold &amp
Loeb
The Scopes Trial
The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Trial
The Scottsboro Trials
Chapter 9: World War II
The Nuremberg Trials
The Ezra Pound Case
Chapter 10: The Cold War and McCarthyism
The Alger Hiss Case
The Trial of the Rosenbergs
The Remington Case
Chapter 11: The Civil Rights Movement
Brown v. Board of Education
The Prosecution of Martin Luther King Jr.
The Case of Clarence Earl Gideon
The Trial of Jack Ruby
Chapter 12: The Vietnam War Era and its Aftermath
The Trial of Dr. Spock
The Trial and Appeal of the Chicago Seven
The Court Martial of Lt. William L. Calley Jr.
The Trial of Richard Herrin
The Trial of Jeffrey MacDonald
Chapter 13: 1980's and 1990's
The Trial of Jean Harris for the Scarsdale Diet Doctor Murder
The Attempted Assassination of President Regan
The Trials and Appeal of Claus von Bulow
The John DeLorean Trial
The Flynt v. Falwell Case
The Bernhard Goetz Case
The McMartin Case
The Central Park Jogger Case
The Trial and Appeal of Mike Tyson
The Rodney King Trials
The O.J. Simpson Trial
The Clinton Impeachment Trial
Chapter 14: The New Millennium and the Future
The Bush v. Gore Case
The Texas Sodomy Trial and Appeal
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Trials United States, Law United States History

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