The Great Trials of the Twenties

The Great Trials of the Twenties

The Watershed Decade in America's Courtrooms

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Baker & Taylor
An examination of ten major trials during the 1920s reflects the attitudes, fears, and morals of America during that time

Perseus Publishing
1920s America was at peace at home and abroad but issues facing the nation were highlighted by a series of trials including baseball's Black Sox, Al Capone, John T. Scopes, Sacco and Vanzetti, Leopold and Loeb, and the court martial of Billy Mitchell. Americans will find this book on trials of the “Roaring Twenties” provocative. Great Trials begins with an extensive introduction describing “the setting” of that tumultuous decade, and follows with an in-depth examination of 10 trials, touching on nearly every facet of American life. Each case is a fascinating story, and the fierce jousts in these courtrooms impart to the reader both how different things once were, and how much the nature of argumentative individuals has remained exactly the same.

"1920s America was at peace at home and abroad but issues facing the nation were highlighted by a series of trials including baseball's Black Sox, Al Capone, John T. Scopes, Sacco and Vanzetti, Leopold"


Publisher: Rockville Centre, NY : Sarpedon, c1998
ISBN: 9781885119520
1885119526
Branch Call Number: 345.7307 G
Characteristics: 282 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill., ports. ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Katz, Joseph 1937-

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