About this Project


rin N. Bush is a PhD student at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. I study gender and law in American society and applied digital methods. My research explores gender norms as conveyed and manipulated through various 19th and 20th century murder trials. My other academic interests include cultural constructs of insanity and other diseases of women, and institutions of social control and confinement.

I received a Bachelor of Arts in American history and journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Arts in history and new media from George Mason University.

This project was built as the final project for History 698: Programming for Historians for George Mason University's PhD program in History and New Media.

All data was obtained from The Executions in the United States, database1 by using PHP/MySql. All visualizations were done with the Google Charts API.