American trials

Trial, Sentence, Confession and Execution of Joel Clough (1833)
New Yale Law Library exhibit… Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: Trial Accounts in the Yale Law Library Murder trials have long been a subject of sensational...
New exhibit: "350 Years of Rebellious Lawyering"
In conjunction with the 20th Annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference at the Yale Law School, the Law Library’s Rare Book Collection has a new exhibit, “350 Years of...
The November 2010 issue of Smithsonian magazine, available online, has a feature article, “A Murder in Salem” by E.J. Wagner, on the notorious 1830 murder-for-hire of Captain...
A brief research guide, Researching Race in the American Trials Collection, is now online. A link to the guide is in the Law Library’s Research page, under the heading...
Here are a few of the highlights from our acquisitions in the past three months. For our growing collection of illustrated law books: Quadruvium ecclesie (Paris,...
The sesquicentennial of the infamous Dred Scott decision was marked in 2007. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that slaves were property and not citizens; they could not bring...
Among the most uncommon and interesting of our trial pamphlets is Isaiah Lanson’s Statement and Inquiry, Concerning the Trial of William Lanson, Before the New Haven...
Spring 2008 has been a busy season for acquisitions in the Yale Law Library’s Rare Book Collection. The American trials collection grew by thirty titles in Spring...
History of the Oberlin-Wellington Rescue (1859) is a lengthy and detailed account of the arrest of John, a fugitive slave belonging to John G. Bacon of Kentucky who was...
    The Arrest, Trial, and Release of Daniel Webster, A Fugitive Slave (Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, 1859) is a journalistic narrative...

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