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Accused! : the trials of the Scottsboro boys : lies, prejudice, and the fourteenth amendment

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"This chilling and harrowing account tells the story of the Scottsboro Boys, nine African-American teenagers who, when riding the rails during the Great Depression, found their lives destroyed after two white women falsely accused them of rape. Award-winning author Larry Dane Brimner explains how it took more than eighty years for their wrongful convictions to be overturned. In 1931, nine teenagers were arrested as they traveled on a train through Scottsboro, Alabama. The youngest was thirteen, and all had been hoping to find something better at the end of their journey. But they never arrived. Instead, two white women falsely accused them of rape. The effects were catastrophic for the young men, who came to be known as the Scottsboro Boys. Being accused of raping a white woman in the Jim Crow south almost certainly meant death, either by a lynch mob or the electric chair. The Scottsboro boys found themselves facing one prejudiced trial after another, in one of the worst miscarriages of justice in U.S. history. They also faced a racist legal system, all-white juries, and the death penalty. Noted Sibert Medalist Larry Dane Brimner uncovers how the Scottsboro Boys spent years in Alabama's prison system, enduring inhumane conditions and torture. The extensive back matter includes an author's note, bibliography, index, and further resources and source notes."--

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1001 . ‡aBrimner, Larry Dane, ‡eauthor.
24510. ‡aAccused! : ‡bthe trials of the Scottsboro boys : lies, prejudice, and the fourteenth amendment / ‡cLarry Dane Brimner.
250 . ‡aFirst edition.
264 1. ‡aHonesdale, Pennsylvania : ‡bCalkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights, ‡c[2019].
264 4. ‡c©2019
300 . ‡a189 pages : ‡billustrations ; ‡c24 cm
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
336 . ‡astill image ‡bsti ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
5050 . ‡aJourney interrupted -- Accused -- A hot time in the old town -- A legal lynching -- Reprieve -- A new year, a new trial -- Before Judge Callahan -- A fair trial -- Half out and half in -- Obscurity -- Back in the headlines.
520 . ‡a"This chilling and harrowing account tells the story of the Scottsboro Boys, nine African-American teenagers who, when riding the rails during the Great Depression, found their lives destroyed after two white women falsely accused them of rape. Award-winning author Larry Dane Brimner explains how it took more than eighty years for their wrongful convictions to be overturned. In 1931, nine teenagers were arrested as they traveled on a train through Scottsboro, Alabama. The youngest was thirteen, and all had been hoping to find something better at the end of their journey. But they never arrived. Instead, two white women falsely accused them of rape. The effects were catastrophic for the young men, who came to be known as the Scottsboro Boys. Being accused of raping a white woman in the Jim Crow south almost certainly meant death, either by a lynch mob or the electric chair. The Scottsboro boys found themselves facing one prejudiced trial after another, in one of the worst miscarriages of justice in U.S. history. They also faced a racist legal system, all-white juries, and the death penalty. Noted Sibert Medalist Larry Dane Brimner uncovers how the Scottsboro Boys spent years in Alabama's prison system, enduring inhumane conditions and torture. The extensive back matter includes an author's note, bibliography, index, and further resources and source notes."-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
650 0. ‡aScottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931.
650 0. ‡aTrials (Rape) ‡zAlabama ‡zScottsboro.
650 0. ‡aAfrican Americans ‡xCivil rights ‡xHistory.
905 . ‡ukriedener
901 . ‡a21762596 ‡bOCoLC ‡c610838 ‡tbiblio ‡soclc

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