December 1999

The Case of Rosa O'Malia
This inaugural issue revolves around the murder
in Irishtown, Cleveland, Ohio of Rosa O'Malia an Irish immigrant in 1859. You can explore the coroner's report, testimony of witnesses, and the verdict, interpretations of this case from various perspectives and three essays setting the scene and the nature of the sources. Based on the evidence presented, what verdict would you have rendered?



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