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An Unspeakable Crime

(2010)
The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank
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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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Hardback Editions

February 2010 : USA Library Binding
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Title: An Unspeakable Crime: The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank
Author(s): Elaine Marie Alphin
ISBN: 0-8225-8944-3 / 978-0-8225-8944-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: An Unspeakable Crime: The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank
Author(s): Elaine Marie Alphin
ISBN: 1-4677-4630-4 / 978-1-4677-4630-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: 21st Century
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Audio Editions

June 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: An Unspeakable Crime: The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank
Author(s): Elaine Marie Alphin
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   



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