Friday, November 29, 2013

Famous Trials Online

Famous Trials in American history is a website, created by Professor Douglas O. Linder and maintained by the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School, that tells the stories of over 70 famous cases, by using a mix of transcripts, testimony, maps, pictures, audio clips, primary documents, links, essays and other materials. Some of the famous cases featured on the site include the Salem Witchcraft trials (1692), the Boston Massacre trials (1770), the Lizzie Borden trial (1893), the Scopes "Monkey" trial (1925), Nuremberg trials (1945-49), the Charles Manson trial (1970-71) and the O.J. Simpson trial (1995).