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The Scottsboro Case
ISBN: 0836853881



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.



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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