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Perspectives on History: The Murder of Helen Jewett: Home

History 509:299:01, taught by Prof. Woloson, uses the case of Helen Jewett to explore perspectives on history.

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Library Resources

Reference Books

Encyclopedia of American Crime (Ref HV 6789 S54 2000)

Historic U.S. Court Cases, 1690 - 1990:  An Encyclopedia (Ref KF 385 A4 J64 1992)

American Decades (Ref E 169.12 A419 1994)

New Encyclopedia of American Scandal (Ref E 179 N53 2001)

Social History of Crime and Punishment in American (online)

Finding Books

Use the Library Catalog ( to locate secondary, and perhaps some primary, resources on your trial.

Primary Newspaper and Magazine Sources

New York Times (1850 to date)

Washington Post (1877 - 1996)

Wall Street Journal (1899-1995)

Chicago Defender (1909 - 1975)

America's Historical Newspapers (1741 - 1922)

Nineteenth Century US Newspapers (1800 - 1900)

Chronicling America:  America's Historic Newspapers (1860 - 1922)

American Periodical Series (1740 - 1940)

African American Newspapers (1827 - 1902)

Readers' Guide Retrospective (1890 - 1982)

Secondary Sources

America:  History & Life


Internet Sources

Trial Pamphlet Collection (

Subject Guide

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