Women's Rights on Trial by Frost Knappman, 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 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.