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Great Courses: The Great Trials of World History And the Lessons They Teach Us

Thursday, June 3

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday, June 3rd at 11:00 am. No understanding of the past is complete without an understanding of the legal battles that have shaped it. In The Great Trials of World History and the Lessons They Teach Us, Professor Douglas O. Linder takes you back in time to revisit history’s most famous (and infamous) trials, including the Salem Witch Trials, the Scopes “Monkey” Trial, the Nuremburg Trials, and the Trial of O. J. Simpson.

June 3: The Trial of the Chicago Eight (Episode 22) The McMartin Preschool Abuse Trial (Episode 23) The O.J. Simpson Trial (Episode24)

For more information about the episode in the series Prof. Linder includes additional resources and also trials not in the series. Famous Trials

Suggested Readings:
(Episode 22) Lukas, Anthony. The Barnyard Epithet and Other Obscenities. (Put it on hold) Wiener, Jon. Conspiracy in the Streets. (Download it on Hoopla) (Episode 23) Eberle, Shirley. The Abuse of Innocence. (Put a hold on it) Nathan, Debbie & Snedeker, Michael. Satan’s Silence. (Put a hold on it) (Episode 24) Bugliosi, Vincent. Outrage. (Put it on hold) (Download it on Overdrive) Clark, Marcia and Carpenter, Teresa. Without a Doubt. (Put it on hold) Cochran, Johnnnie. Journey to Justice. (Put it on hold) Shapiro, Robert. The Search For Justice. (Put it on hold) Simpson, O.J. If I Did It (Put it on hold) Toobin, Jeffrey. The Run Of His Life (Put it on hold)  (Download it on Hoopla)

This episode is available for viewing using the library’s streaming service Kanopy.

If you have not previously created an account with Kanopy, first set up your account through the library’s website so you have a free subscription.

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