There are 12 trials described in this book. Six of the trial took place in Europe and six in the United States. No two trials were remotely alike. No matter what the actual charge, it is obvious that some of the defendants were brought to trial for political or religious reasons. All the trials share a common bond of high drama, and all illustrate the beliefs and opinions, right or wrong, that were strongly held in their day.
There is key vocablulary for each of the trials and it is highly suggested that they be mastered before reading the actual scripts of the trials. On pages 65-76 there is a vocabulary sections where each vocabulary words, syllablication, pronounciation, definition and how it is used correctly in a sentence is presented.
Concluding each trial reading there are 4 activities/ lesson for the students. The latter two exercises are more like extended activities for students to do at home and at the library.
I found this book to be a great compliment to both my regular US history classes and my AP history classes,
The book is in excellent condition.