Mountain Meadows Massacre

Author: Richard E. Turley
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806158969
Release Date: 2017-06-22
Genre: History

On September 11, 1857, a group of Mormons aided by Paiute Indians brutally murdered some 120 men, women, and children traveling through a remote region of southwestern Utah. Within weeks, news of the atrocity spread across the United States. But it took until 1874—seventeen years later—before a grand jury finally issued indictments against nine of the perpetrators. Mountain Meadows Massacre chronicles the prolonged legal battle to gain justice for the victims. The editors of this two-volume collection of documents have combed public and private manuscript collections from across the United States to reconstruct the complex legal proceedings that occurred in the massacre’s aftermath. This exhaustively researched compilation covers a nearly forty-year history of investigation and prosecution—from the first reports of the massacre to the dismissal of the last indictment in 1896. Of special importance in Volume 2 are the transcripts of legal proceedings against John D. Lee—many of which the editors have transcribed anew from the shorthand. The two trials against Lee led to his confession, conviction, and ultimately his execution on the massacre site in 1877, all documented in this volume. Historians have long debated the circumstances surrounding the Mountain Meadows Massacre, one of the most disturbing and controversial events in American history, and painful questions linger to this day. This invaluable, exhaustively researched collection allows readers the opportunity to form their own conclusions about the forces behind this dark moment in western U.S. history.

Juvenile Justice

Author: Gus Martin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761930822
Release Date: 2005-02-15
Genre: Social Science

Juvenile Justice: Process and Systems is an ideal textbook for those who wish to explore the theory and practice of providing justice to juveniles. Author Gus Martin introduces readers to juvenile justice in the contemporary era, while providing a contextual grounding in the historical origins of modern process and systems. This book is a review of institutions, procedures, and theories that are specifically directed toward addressing the problems of juvenile deviance and victimization.


Author: Burkhard Schaeder
Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag
ISBN: 382334532X
Release Date: 1994
Genre: German language

Crime and the Justice System in America

Author: Frank Schmalleger
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313294097
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Social Science

An inter-disciplinary survey of crime and violence in America with entry emphasis focused on the late-20th century reaching into the 21st century.

Distinguished Classics of Reference Publishing

Author: James Rettig
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: UOM:39015024962923
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

An examination of how and why certain books have become the most widely used reference works in American libraries. From Who's Who and World Book to Turabian's Manual, it explores the origins, influence and possible future for each of these works.

Manual of Specialised Lexicography

Author: Henning Bergenholtz
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027284907
Release Date: 1995-07-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

From 1990–1994 the Danish Research Council for the Humanities granted a research project entitled “translation of LSP texts”, which was initially split up into five part-projects, one of which has been concerned with LSP lexicography. The Manual of Specialised Lexicography is one of the results of the research undertaken by this project. The primary purpose of the Manual is to contribute towards an improved basis for practical specialised lexicography, which has so far had but a small share in the explosive development that has taken place in general-language lexicography since the early 1970s. One implication of this is that only to a limited extent has it been possible to build upon existing findings. The Manual thus has the twofold aim of offering guidance and direction to authors of specialised dictionaries as well as contributing towards the further development of lexicographical theories.

Basics for buying your personal computer

Author: Perry J. Radoff
ISBN: STANFORD:36105043965123
Release Date: 1987-01-01
Genre: Computers

This work outlines some basic facts and advice for people in the market for a personal computer. It also includes a short glossary of computer terms, a sample database printout, and a partial list of service companies.

Sources of information in the social sciences

Author: William H. Webb
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association
ISBN: UOM:39015010750126
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Social Science

Brief descriptions of specific fields in history, economics, and other areas of social science introduce annotated bibliographies of source material

The New York Public Library desk reference

Author: New York Public Library
Publisher: Webster's New World : Distributed by Prentice Hall Trade Sales
ISBN: UOM:39015026954688
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Reference

"A Stonesong Press book." This collection of the most frequently sought information is organized into 26 subject areas. Includes events, discoveries, people, facts, dates, terms, etc.

The social sciences

Author: Nancy L. Herron
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Inc
ISBN: 1563083094
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Reference

It's here: the third edition of the highly acclaimed guide to social sciences literature! Updated and expanded, this classic comprises more than 1,500 annotated citations, offering librarians and researchers fast and easy access to some of the best and most commonly used resources in the social sciences arena. The book also serves as a standard text in universities nationwide as it gives students a comprehensive overview of must-know reference sources in both print and electronic format. Prepared by leading subject specialist librarians and arranged by discipline, the book's 12 chapters cover general social sciences, political science, economics, business, history, law and justice, anthropology, sociology, education, psychology, geography, and communication. All chapters have been revised, the essays expanded, and the annotated lists of resources have been rewritten to incorporate the latest research findings and developments.

American Legal Literature

Author: Bernard D. Reams
Publisher: Littleton, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: UCAL:B4184294
Release Date: 1985-01-01
Genre: Law