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ERIC Number: EJ703242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr-1
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
"Who Killed William Robinson?" Exploring a Nineteenth-Century Murder Online
Sandwell, Ruth
Social Education, v68 n3 p210 Apr 2004
In 1996, the author and fellow-historian John Lutz set about creating a teaching tool for history that would acquaint students with primary documents and take full advantage of the brand-new technology of the World Wide Web. He launched the website, entitled "Who Killed William Robinson? Race, Justice and Settling the Land," ( in 1997. The site focuses on a strange murder case that the author happened upon in the course of her doctoral research into settler life in colonial Canada. The website consists of hundreds of historical documents--diaries, letters, government correspondence, trial records, photographs, drawings, and maps--relating to a mysterious murder. The website has been used widely throughout the United States and Canada. This article describes the website and how it benefits students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada