The devil on trial

witches, anarchists, atheists, communists, and terrorists in America's courtrooms

By Margulies, Philip & Margulies, Phillip & Rosaler, Maxine

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978-0-61871-717-0
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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2008

Gr 6-9 In this excellent example of nonfiction that is at once dramatic and informative, Margulies and Rosaler examine five highly emotional court cases, each of which served as a litmus test for the health of America's justice system at the time it occurred. The seminal cases are presented chronologically, starting with the Salem witch trials and ending with the recent trials of Zacarias Moussaoui. In between are the Haymarket bomb trial, which hanged four anarchists based on flimsy evidence and a climate of panic, the Scopes "Monkey" tri...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2008

With a well-researched, riveting text and vivid archival photographs, the authors explore famous trials--from the Salem wit...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

From its intriguing title to its compelling subject matter, The Devil on Trial is sure to draw in readers, particularly those interested in politics and social justice. Each case is historically significant. Furthermore, the trials are from various time periods, and the people involved come from many different backgrounds, showing that fear (and fear-mongering) can exist at any time and be directed toward anyone. The book’s central concern is that whe...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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