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Books

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The Scottsboro Case
ISBN: 0836853881

 

Databases

Oxford African American Studies Center

Search on "Scottsboro" to find several articles from various reference books.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

After clicking on the link above, click on the + in front of "History" to expand it. Then select "American Decades Primary Sources." Once there, click on "eBook Index" and select "General Index: 1930-1939" on the drop down menu. Select "S" and scroll down to "Scottsboro Trials."

ABC-CLIO: American History

Search on "Scottsboro." Be sure to look at relevant hyperlinks within the articles.

 

Websites

This PBS site, an online companion to the "Scottsboro: An American Tragedy" documentary, has a helpful overview of the case of the Scottsboro Boys. Don't miss the timeline. Also take a look at the collection of newspaper stories from the period during which the trials were held; an analysis of how the women involved in the case were treated in the courts; and an article about lynching.

The Black History Museum, an online service of the Afro-American Newspapers, presents an excellent account and analysis of the Scottboro Boys court case.

This ThinkQuest student-created site provides lots of detailed information about the Scottsboro Trials including the transcript of key testimony and court decisions, as well as a news story from the New York Times.

This Famous American Trials site, created by University of Missouri law professor Douglas Linder, discusses the trial and includes Chronology; In Their Own Words; Images; and Links & Bibliography. Letters from the prisoners to their loved ones are especially poignant.

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