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An unspeakable crime : the prosecution and persecution of Leo Frank

Author: Elaine Marie Alphin
Publisher: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1913, thirteen-year-old pencil factory worker Mary Phagan was found murdered at her workplace in Atlanta, Georgia. One targeted suspect was Jewish factory superintendent Leo Frank. All of the inborn prejudice against Jews rose up in a feeling of satisfaction, that here would be a victim worthy to pay for the crime. Though the case was mishandled at every turn, Leo Frank was convicted. But did he commit the crime?
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Case studies Juvenile literature
Named Person: Mary Phagan; Leo Frank; Mary Phagan; Leo Frank; Leo Frank; Mary Phagan
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Marie Alphin
ISBN: 9780822589440 0822589443 9781467746304 1467746304
OCLC Number: 261342754
Awards: Carter G. Woodson Award, 2011.
A Junior Library Guild selection
Description: 152 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Responsibility: Elaine Marie Alphin.

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In 1913, thirteen-year-old pencil factory worker Mary Phagan was found murdered at her workplace in Atlanta, Georgia. One targeted suspect was Jewish factory superintendent Leo Frank. All of the inborn prejudice against Jews rose up in a feeling of satisfaction, that here would be a victim worthy to pay for the crime. Though the case was mishandled at every turn, Leo Frank was convicted. But did he commit the crime?

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Poorly written and unscholarly

by MikeCohen (WorldCat user published 2010-08-12) Poor Permalink

This is yet another poorly written book propagandizing and spinning the subject of Leo Frank and Mary Phagan. 'An Unspeakable Crime, by Elaine Marie Alphin' leaves out a large volume of facts about 'The Leo Frank Case' and tells only part of the story. The book idealizes the sexual predator Leo Frank...
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Excellent Historical Case Study for Teens - Or Anyone!

by mr09 (WorldCat user published 2012-02-05) Excellent Permalink

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