Scottsboro

Scottsboro

A Novel

Book - 2008
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Alabama, 1931. A posse stops a freight train and arrests nine black youths. Their crime: fighting with white boys. Then two white girls emerge from another freight car, and fast as anyone can say Jim Crow, the cry of rape goes up. One of the girls sticks to her story. The other changes her tune, again and again. A young journalist, whose only connection to the incident is her overheated social conscience, fights to save the nine youths from the electric chair, redeem the girl who repents her lie, and make amends for her own past. Intertwining historical actors and fictional characters, stirring racism, sexism, and anti-Semitism into an explosive brew, Scottsboro is a novel of a shocking injustice that convulsed the nation and reverberated around the world, destroyed lives, forged careers, and brought out the worst and the best in the men and women who fought for the cause.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W. W. Norton & Co., [2008]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780393064902
0393064905
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 363 pages ; 25 cm

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Jul 27, 2012

An account of the Scottsboro trial of 1930s Alabama told from the perspective of a woman reporter in a documentary style. It is very well and insightfully done.

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