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. 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.
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Then they paid a visit to leo Frank, the factory’s superintendent, who was both a northerner and a Jew.
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And the dead shall rise also casts long-awaited fresh light on Frank’s lynching. Oney chronicles as well the innumerable avenues that the defense pursued in quest of an appeal, most indelibly, the last-minute commutation of Frank’s death sentence and, the remarkable and heretofore largely ignored campaign conducted by William Randolph Hearst and New York Times publisher Adolph Ochs to exonerate Frank, the flawlessly executed abduction and brutal lynching of Frank two months after his death sentence was commuted.
And the dead shall rise brings to life a dickensian cast of characters caught up in the Frank case—zealous police investigators intent on protecting their department’s reputation, cynical yet impressionable factory girls, intrepid reporters including a young Harold Ross, even more zealous private detectives, lawyers blinded by their own interests and cowed by the populace’s furor.
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And here as well is the story of the lynching’s aftermath, which saw both the revival of the Ku Klux Klan and the evolution of the Anti-Defamation League.
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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 surrounded these events. Forty years after the book first appeared, and more than ninety years after the deaths of Phagan and Frank, it remains a gripping account of injustice.
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