An Unspeakable Crime

The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank
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Product Number: C5883
Released: Mar 30, 2011
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ISBN: #9781456121471
Narrator/s: Kevin Orton
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Was an innocent man wrongly accused of murder? On April 26, 1913, thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan planned to meet friends at a parade in Atlanta, Georgia. But first she stopped at the pencil factory where she worked to pick up her paycheck. Mary never left the building alive. A black watchman found Mary's body brutally beaten and raped. Police arrested the watchman, but they weren't satisfied that he was the killer. Then they paid a visit to Leo Frank, the factory's superintendent, who was both a northerner and a Jew. Spurred on by the media frenzy and prejudices of the time, the detectives made Frank their prime suspect, one whose conviction would soothe the city's anger over the death of a young white girl. The prosecution of Leo Frank was front-page news for two years, and Frank's lynching is still one of the most controversial incidents of the twentieth century. It marks a turning point in the history of racial and religious hatred in America, leading directly to the founding of the Anti-Defamation League and to the rebirth of the modern Ku Klux Klan. Relying on primary source documents and painstaking research, award-winning novelist Elaine Alphin tells the true story of justice undone in America.


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An Unspeakable Crime
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Product Number:Z10151
Product Number:C5883

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Author(s): Elaine Marie Alphin
Narrator(s): Kevin Orton
Product Number Z10151
Released: Dec 14, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490662879
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Author(s): Elaine Marie Alphin
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Released: Mar 01, 2010
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Publisher: Millbrook
ISBN: #9780822589440

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