An historic collection of hundreds of trials for murder, high treason, impeachment, poisoning, piracy, and murder on the high seas which includes official transcripts of trials, confessions and narrative accounts of cases in Great Britain and America since 1710. Highlights of our collection include the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson of 1868, The Assassination of President Lincoln and the Trial of the Conspirators, 1865, Aaron Burr’s treason trial, 1808, and many more including the original set (42 volumes) of the official record of The Nuremberg Trials, 1947-1949, the Trial of John Peltier, esq for a Libel Against Napoleon Buonoparte, and the notable John Peter Zenger case which laid the foundation for freedom of the press in America.
Reports of the trials of Colonel Aaron Burr, (late vice president of the United States,) for treason, and for a misdemeanor, in preparing the means of a military expedition against Mexico, a territory of the King of Spain, with whom the United States were at peace: In the Circuit court of the United States, held at the city of Richmond, in the district of Virginia, in the summer term of the year 1807. To which is added, an appendix, containing the arguments and evidence in support and defence of the motion afterwards made by the counsel for the United States, to commit A. Burr, H. Blannerhassett [sic] and I. Smith to be sent for trial to the state of Kentucky, for treason or misdemeanor, alleged to be committed there.
This rare legal document is the transcript of the trial or Aaron Burr for treason...
Proceedings in the Ku Klux trials at Columbia, S.C., in the United States Circuit Court, November term, 1871
These are the actual trial transcripts of the Ku Klux Klan trials of the 19th century.
This New York trial was significant as it was one of the earliest trials to be fought almost entirely on forensic science testimony.
A compleat history of the whole proceedings of the Parliament of Great Britain against Dr. Henry Sacheverell with his tryal before the House of Peers : for high crimes and misdemeanors, the reasons of those Lords that enter'd their protests and the speeches of several Lords before judgment was given.
A popular preacher at Oxford University, Henry Sacheverell independently published his controversial sermon in which he attacked Catholics by comparing the Gunpowder Plot to the execution of Charles I.
The trial of John Peter Zenger, of New-York, printer who was charged with having printed and published a libel against the government, and acquitted : with a narrative of his case. To which is now added, being never printed before, the trial of Mr. William Owen, bookseller, near Temple-Bar, who was also charged with the publication of a libel against the government .
This is a landmark case for freedom of the press.
Trial of Andrew Johnson, president of the United States, before the Senate of the United States, on impeachment by the House of Representatives for high crimes and misdemeanors.
President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial.
Trial of the major war criminals before the International Military Tribunal, Nuremberg, 14 November 1945-1 October 1946.
The Nuremberg Trials.