The Scottsboro Boys Trial: A Primary Source Account

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The Rosen Publishing Group, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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This book uses primary source documents to show the background of hoboing and riding the rails during the Depression in America and how this culture led to the false arrest of black teenagers for the rape of two white women on the train. The use of court transcripts brings to life the many trials and retrials of the boys, the verdicts, the message these verdicts carried, and the impact this significant trial had on our history and culture.

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This book for young adults succeeds because the primary source accounts, writing and graphics combine to create a sense of story. Recommended.

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An interesting short book featuring a very famous case that set a precendent in the way we handle court trials. Well written and informative, especially for those seeking a good overall idea of what the case was about and who the main characters were. For a generally middle to high school audience, or young adult audience. 


The Story of Two White Girls C
Chapter A Court in the Old South
Ihe Role of the NAACP and the ID
The Long Road to Justice
The Impact of the Scottsboro Boys Trial

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