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Women's Rights on Trial
     

Women's Rights on Trial

by Frost Knappman, Elizabeth Frost-Knappman (Editor), Kathryn Cullen-DuPont (Editor), Kathryn Cullen-Dupont, Kathryn (Ed.) Cullen-DuPont
 
Focusing solely on American legal cases relating to women's rights, Women's Rights on Trial discusses 101 important cases from colonial times to the present. Patrons researching law, history or women's studies will find ample details on cases about reproductive rights, equality in the workplace and other issues that affect women.

Each topically arranged entry ranges

Overview

Focusing solely on American legal cases relating to women's rights, Women's Rights on Trial discusses 101 important cases from colonial times to the present. Patrons researching law, history or women's studies will find ample details on cases about reproductive rights, equality in the workplace and other issues that affect women.

Each topically arranged entry ranges from 1,000 to 2,000 words and is divided into two sections. The first presents the major facts of the trial, including:
-- Name and date of trial
-- Location
-- Names of principals and defendants
-- Issue at law or the crime charged
-- Chief prosecutors and defense attorneys
-- Judge(s)
-- Verdict or decision
-- Sentence (when applicable)

The second section of the entry features a prose essay that discusses the case's impact and historical significance as well as the legal issues involved. Each entry concludes with a summary of the case's impact on legal history and suggestions for further reading. Other features include alphabetical and chronological listings of cases, a glossary of legal terms, a detailed subject index and approximately 75 illustrations.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6 UpThis outstanding resource will give any student of this country's judicial system or the profound changes in the legal status of American women a strong, up-to-date foundation. The authors place each trial into both social and judicial contexts, quoting transcripts and opinions at some length. Each analysis is sandwiched between a fact-summary box and a wide-ranging list for further reading. The trial accounts, enhanced by plenty of muddy but contemporary black-and-white photos or illustrations, are grouped thematically with separate alphabetical and chronological tables of contents, plus a hefty index, to provide alternate means of access. Either standing alone, or paired with its companion, Edward Knappman's Great American Trials (Visible Ink/Gale, 1993), this new title belongs in every large and midsized reference collection.John Peters, New York Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787603847
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
12/28/1996
Series:
Women's Reference Library Series
Pages:
478
Product dimensions:
7.53(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.47(d)

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