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The Leo Frank Case (A Brown Thrasher Book) free read ✓ 106 Ó The events surrounding the 1913 murder of the young Atlanta factory worker Mary Phagan and the subseuent lynching of Leo Frank the transplanted northern Jew who was her employer and accused killer were so wide ranging and tumultuous that they prompted both thThe events surrounding the 1913 murder of the young Atlanta factory worker Mary Phagan and the subseuent lynching of Leo Frank the transplanted northern Jew who was her employer and accused killer were so wide ranging and tumultuous that they prompted both the founding of B na. ManWhat's most shocking is that Jim Conley a black man who was the real murderer was able to escape unharmed His testimony is what doomed Leo Frank The antisemitism that arose which eventually led to Frank's lynching helped the resurgence of the KKK Protect white womanhood and purity at all costs Mary Phagan's murder spurred authorities to act but the murders of black girls and women in Georgia went unsolved without any public outcry

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Unded these eventsForty years after the book first appeared and than ninety years after the deaths of Phagan and Frank it remains a gripping account of injustice In his preface to the revised edition Leonard Dinnerstein discusses the ongoing cultural impact of the Frank affair. This book details the case of Leo Frank accused of murder of Mary Phagan in 1913 Frank was the superintendent of a pencil factory and Mary was a young girl who worked at the factory The factory was located in Atlanta Georgia The book not only chronicles the case and the trial but also the social conditions in the south The fact that Frank was Jewish brought out a lot of prejudice and combined with the social tensions brought on by industrialization were factors in the case Frank was convicted and sentenced to death on the basis of flimsy evidence All appeals were denied but his sentence of death was commuted to life in prison by the governor Frank was then kidnapped from the prison and hanged The book does a good job of showing how prejudice newspaper sensationalism and uestionable tactics combined to deprive Frank of a fair trial The author concludes with later Supreme Court decisions rectified many of the factors that lead to the uestionable verdict

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The Leo Frank Case A Brown Thrasher BookI B rith s Anti Defamation League and the revival of the Ku Klux Klan The Leo Frank Case was the first comprehensive account of not only Phagan s murder and Frank s trial and lynching but also the sensational newspaper coverage popular hysteria and legal demagoguery that surro. I read this book as research for an upcoming production of Parade I'm so glad I did This classic case study beautifully and succinctly paints the picture of Atlanta in 1913 and the circumstances surrounding Leo Frank This book has been invaluable in the planning of our production