Prisoners and Detainees of Georgia (U.s. State)

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9781157160410: Prisoners and Detainees of Georgia (U.s. State)

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 38. Chapters: Escapees from Georgia (U.S. state) detention, People convicted of murder by Georgia (U.S. state), Prisoners sentenced to death by Georgia (U.S. state), Prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment by Georgia (U.S. state), H. Rap Brown, Wayne Williams, Leo Frank, Troy Davis case, Brian Nichols, William Henry Hance, Michael Registe, Da Brat, Shawty Lo, Carlton Gary, Jack Alderman, Lena Baker, Forrest Turner, Martha Ann Johnson, Ellis Wayne Felker, Timothy Carr, Lynn Turner, Stephen Anthony Mobley, Janie Lou Gibbs, Robert Elliott Burns, Curtis Osborne, Melbert Ford, Sidney Dorsey, John Eldon Smith, William Henry Furman, Nicholas Ingram, Troy Leon Gregg, Terri Rachals, William Earl Lynd. Excerpt: Leo Max Frank (April 17, 1884 - August 17, 1915) was a Jewish-American businessman whose lynching in 1915 by a party of prominent citizens in Marietta, Georgia turned the spotlight on antisemitism in the United States and led to the founding of the Anti-Defamation League. The superintendent of the National Pencil Company in Atlanta, Frank was convicted on August 26, 1913 of the murder of one of the factory workers, 13-year-old Mary Phagan. She had been strangled on April 26, and was found dead in the factory cellar the next day. Frank was the last person known to have seen her alive, and there were allegations that he had flirted with her in the past. His trial became the focus of powerful class and political interests. Raised in New York, he was cast as a representative of Yankee capitalism, a rich northern Jew lording it over vulnerable working women, as the historian Albert Lindemann put it. Former U.S. Representative Thomas E. Watson used the sensational coverage of the case in his own newspapers to push for a revival of the Ku Klux Klan, calling Frank a member of the Jewish aristocracy who had pursued "Our Little Girl" to a hi...

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