About this Project


rin N. Bush is a PhD candidate at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia studying late 19th/early 20th century American history with minors in digital research methods & pedagogy; gender, race & law in American society; and women and gender studies. My current research focuses on how constructions of gender, race, and class influenced the institutional and social responses to juvenile delinquency in Virginia at the turn of the 20th century.

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.

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt was built as the final project for History 698: Programming for Historians for George Mason University's PhD program in History and New Media. Additionally, I presented a paper based on this project at Bryn Mawr's 2013 Women's History in the Digital World conference.

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.