Trials Of Century: Encyclopedia Of Popular Culture And Law, 1st Edition

  • Scott P. Johnson Frostburg State University
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  • ISBN-10: 1598842625
  • ISBN-13: 9781598842623
  • DDC: 345.73
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 700 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Overview

Crime and punishment are of perennial interest across the human species. Trials of the Century: An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture and the Law examines some of the most important (and infamous) cases in American history, placing them in both historical and legal context. Among the landmark cases considered in these two volumes are the 1692 Salem Witch Trials, the Scopes "Monkey" Trial, and the O.J. Simpson murder trial. A number of civil lawsuits and political trials are also included, such as the impeachment trials of Presidents Andrew Johnson and William Jefferson Clinton. Entries in the encyclopedia detail the events leading to each trial and introduce the key players, with a focus on judges, lawyers, witnesses, defendants, victims, media, and the public. In addition, the aftermath of the trial and its impact are analyzed from a scholarly, yet straightforward, perspective, emphasizing how the trial affected the law and society at large.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: The Anne Hutchinson Trials (1637–1638).
2: Anne Hutchinson's Trial November 1637..
3: Salem Witchcraft Trials (1692).
4: John Peter Zenger Trial (1735).
5: The Libel Case of John Peter Zenger.
6: The “Great Negro Plot” Trials (1741).
7: The Boston Massacre Trials (1770).
8: Impeachment Trial of Samuel Chase (1805).
9: Samuel Chase.
10: Impeachment.
11: The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr (1807).
12: The Trial of Nat Turner (1831).
13: Nat Turner.
14: Nat Turner: Confessions of Nat Turner (1831).
15: Richard Lawrence Trial (1835).
16: Richard Lawrence.
17: Amistad Trials (1839–1841).
18: John Quincy Adams.
19: Cinque.
20: United States v. Amistad (1841).
21: The Carthage Conspiracy Trial (1844).
22: Joseph Smith.
23: Dr. John W. Webster Trial (1850).
24: Dr. John W. Webster.
25: Missouri v. Celia, a Slave (1855).
26: Dred Scott Trials (1847–1857).
27: Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857).
28: Scott v. Sandford (1857).
29: The Trial of John Brown (1859).
30: John Brown.
31: The Dakota Conflict Trials (1862).
32: Dakota War of 1862.
33: The Trial of Lambdin P. Milligan (1864).
34: Summary of Ex parte Milligan(1866).
35: Justice Davis's opinion for the U.S. Supreme Court in Ex parte Milligan (1866).
36: Lincoln Conspiracy Trial (1865).
37: John Wilkes Booth.
38: Lewis Powell.
39: David E. Herold.
40: Michael O'Laughlen.
41: Mary Surratt.
42: Samuel Arnold.
43: John Surratt.
44: Edman Spangler.
45: George Atzerodt.
46: Dr. Samuel Mudd.
47: Lincoln conspirators trial, Charge and Specification (1865).
48: Henry Wirz Trial (1865).
49: War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, November 6, 1865..
50: Andrew Johnson Impeachment Trial (1868).
51: Lyman Trumbull: Speech in Defense of Andrew Johnson (1868).
52: Susan B. Anthony Trial (1873).
53: Henry Ward Beecher Trial (1875).
54: The Mountain Meadows Massacre Trials (1875-1876).
55: The O. K. Corral Trial (1881).
56: The Preliminary Hearing (“The Murder Trial”).
57: Doc Holliday.
58: Wyatt Earp.
59: Virgil Earp.
60: Morgan Earp.
61: The O. K. Corral Gunfight.
62: Charles Guiteau Trial (1881-1882).
63: Charles Guiteau.
64: The Haymarket Riot Trial (1886).
65: The Haymarket Square Bombing.
66: Pardon of the Haymarket anarchists (1893) [excerpt].
67: Lizzie Borden Trial (1893).
68: Herman Mudgett (alias “Henry Holmes”) Trial (1895).
69: Leon Czolgosz Trial (1901).
70: Leon Czolgosz.
71: The Trial of William “Big Bill” Haywood (1907).
72: William “Big Bill” Haywood.
73: The Harry Thaw Murder Trials (1907-1908).
74: The First Trial (1907).
75: The Second Trial (1908).
76: Harry K. Thaw.
77: Evelyn Nesbit.
78: The Trial of Sheriff Joseph Shipp et al. (1907-1909).
79: The Rape Trial of Ed Johnson.
80: Johnson's Appeal to the Federal Courts.
81: The Lynching of Ed Johnson.
82: United States v. Shipp et al..
83: U.S. Supreme Court Criminal Trial.
84: Sheriff Joseph F. Shipp.
85: The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Trial (1911).
86: Leo Frank Trial (1913).
87: Frank v. Mangum (1915).
88: Joe Hill Trial (1914).
89: The Chicago Black Sox Trial (The State of Illinois v. Eddie Cicotte et al.,1921).
90: Charles Comiskey.
91: “Shoeless” Joe Jackson.
92: Buck Weaver.
93: Arnold Rothstein.
94: 1919 World Series: The Black Sox Scandal.
95: Sacco and Vanzetti Trial (1921).
96: Bartolomeo Vanzetti: Court Statement (1927).
97: Fatty Arbuckle Trials (1921-1922).
98: Nathan F. Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb Trial (1924).
99: Clarence Darrow: Mercy for Leopold and Loeb Speech (1924).
100: The Court-Martial Trial of General William Mitchell (1925).
101: The Scopes Monkey Trial (1925).
102: Clarence Darrow.
103: William Jennings Bryan.
104: Scopes Trial: Clarence Darrow's Examination of William Jennings Bryan (1925).
105: The Sweet Trials (1925-1926).
106: Al Capone Trial (1931).
107: The Massie Trials (1931-1932).
108: The “Ala Moana Rape” Trial.
109: The Murder of Joe Kahahawai: Honor Killing or Lynching?.
110: The Massie Trial.
111: Scottsboro Boys Trials (1931-1937).
112: Samuel Leibowitz.
113: Summary of Powell v. Alabama (1932).
114: Justice Sutherland's opinion for the Supreme Court in Powell v. Alabama (1932).
115: Richard “Bruno” Hauptmann Trial (1935).
116: Charles Lindbergh.
117: The Nazi Saboteurs Trial (1942).
118: George Dasch.
119: Herbert Hans Haupt.
120: Ernst Burger.
121: Heinrich Heinck.
122: Edward Kerling.
123: Hermann Neubauer.
124: Richard Quirin.
125: Werner Thiel.
126: John C. Cullen.
127: Ex parte Quirin (1942).