The Leo Frank Case

The Leo Frank Case

by Leonard Dinnerstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820331791

ISBN-13: 9780820331799

Pub. Date: 09/15/2008

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

In April 1913, thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan was found murdered in the basement of the Atlanta pencil factory where she worked. Leo Frank, the northern Jew who managed the factory and was the last person known to have seen Phagan alive, was arrested and accused of her murder. Frank was sentenced to death after two years of flawed, sensationalized trial. When…  See more details below

Overview

In April 1913, thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan was found murdered in the basement of the Atlanta pencil factory where she worked. Leo Frank, the northern Jew who managed the factory and was the last person known to have seen Phagan alive, was arrested and accused of her murder. Frank was sentenced to death after two years of flawed, sensationalized trial. When Georgia's governor commuted the sentence to life imprisonment, an outraged mob kidnapped Frank from prison and lynched him near Phagan's hometown.. "The Leo Frank Case remains the only major account of the event that prompted B'nai B'rith to found the Anti-Defamation League. In this classic study of one of America's most infamous miscarriages of justice, Leonard Dinnerstein details the evidence of Leo Frank's innocence and shows how Frank - as a Jew, a northerner, and an industrialist - symbolized an intolerable mix of "outside" forces to an insular South.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820331799
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
09/15/2008
Series:
Brown Thrasher Books Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
765,529
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to Brown Thrasher Edition
Preface to First Edition
Acknowledgments
IThe Murder of Mary Phagan1
IIPrejudice and Perjury36
IIIAn American Dreyfus62
IVThe First Appeal77
VTom Watson and William J. Burns84
VIWisdom Without Justice107
VIICommutation114
VIIIVigilante Justice136
IXAftermath148
App. AExcerpt from the Appeal of Frank's Lawyers for a New Trial163
App. BThe Ballad of Mary Phagan166
App. CFreeman's Tale169
App. DA Georgian's View172
Notes179
Selected Bibliography221
Index243

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