An Unspeakable Crime: The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank

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Carolrhoda Books, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 152 pages
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Discusses the 1913 murder of Mary Phagen, a 13-year-old employee at an Atlanta pencil factory, and the trial of Leo Frank, a Jewish factory manager, who was subsequently lynched by an angry mob that stormed the prison.
  

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Review: An Unspeakable Crime: The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank

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"Was an innocent man wrongly accused of murder?" Elaine Marie Alphin raises that question in her carefully researched, well-written book An Unspeakable Crime, The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter One Dimples In Her Cheeks
6
Chapter Two The Murder Of Mary Phagan Must Be Paid For In Blood
9
Chapter Three Hoarse And Trembling And Nervous And Excited
15
Chapter Four The Soul Of Honor
21
Chapter Five I Could Tell It Was Blood By Looking At It
29
Chapter Six A Victim Worthy To Pay For The Crime
34
Chapter Seven Misconduct At The Factory
39
Chapter Eight He Wasnt There Either
45
Chapter Sixteen I Am Alive By A Big Majority
110
Chapter Seventeen Calmness And Dignity
116
Chapter Eighteen Lies Heaped On Lies
126
Major Figures In The Leo Frank Case
136
Timeline
138
Glossary Of Legal Terminology
140
Further Reading
141
Authors Note And Acknowledgments
142

Chapter Nine We Wanted Another Statement
49
Chapter Ten Most All A Pack Of Lies
55
Chapter Eleven Isnt This A Lark?
61
Chapter Twelve There Can Be But One Verdict
73
Chapter Thirteen The Assent Of A Terrorized Jury
87
Chapter Fourteen Jew Money Has Debased Us
97
Chapter Fifteen Responsibility Rests Where The Power Is Reposed
102
Selected Bibliography
145
Source Notes
147
Index
150
Photo Acknowledgments
152
Back Flap
153
Back Cover
154
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About the author (2010)

ELAINE MARIE ALPHIN is the author of the Edgar Award-winning title, Counterfeit Son (2000). She has written numerous books for young readers and more than two hundred articles for children's magazines. She lives in Madison, Indiana.

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