Frey and Thompson also tell of how new evidence from a witness who stayed silent for years brought the case back under scrutiny in the 1980s, leading to a posthumous pardon for Frank. Frank for the murder of his thirteen-year-old employee Mary Phagan. Spectators in the courtroom sat directly behind the jurors. Phagan-Kean produces a rare neutral account of the Mary Phagan murder investigation, coroner's inquest, grandjury indictment, and trial of Leo Frank, including the appeals 1913-1915 and aftermath of the case 1982-1986 , that is engaging and well worth reading. The Silent and the Damned: The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank Author: Robert Seitz Frey, Nancy Thompson-Frey Your assignment is to read the entire book slowly and carefully, taking notes. Barret's bench lathe in the metalroom.
However the lynch pin that brought it all together was State's Exhibit B, Leo Frank's deposition to Atlanta police on Monday, April 28, 1913, where he stated Mary Phagan came into his office between 12:05 and 12:10pm, maybe 12:07pm, that created an unbreakable chain of circumstantial evidence, when Leo Frank finally explained his absence during that exact same time. Despite this salacious title, this book is a well-researched, sober and organized attempt to make sense of the murder of thirteen year old Mary Phagan in Atlanta in 1913 in a pencil factor. Be sure to read the abridged closing arguments of Hugh Dorsey, Frank Arthur Hooper, Luther Rosser and Reuben Rose Arnold. Leo Frank forgot to jimmy open the locked door on the first floor lobby leading to the office space of former Clark woodenware company, that departed on January 17, 1913, because the police found the door locked, as the owner of the building said it should have been. John Seigenthaler, publisher of the Nashville Tennessean and a leader in the efforts to clear Frank's name, provides the introduction. The real purpose of this book is meant to be is another deracinating bludgeon in the 100 year long racist Jewish-Gentile culture war that began in 1913, contining today with renewed vicious ferocity.
It's easy to understand why people cringe in disbelief when they read this impetuous book, particularly at how recklessly it was formulated. What these pathetic authors also failed to mention is on Sunday, April 27, 1913, Leo Frank told the Atlanta police Mary Phagan came into his office at 12:03pm. What facts did the authors leave out of their book? Frank for the murder of his thirteen-year-old employee Mary Phagan. Perhaps intelligent book smart people, sometimes lack basic common sense. Prior to Leo Frank making these statements at the Coroner's Inquest, he also gave the exact same murder alibi to Atlanta Police Detective John R.
Leo Frank to reach the bathroom would literally walk by Mary Phagan's work station each day from the time she worked there between the spring of 1912 to Monday, April 21, 1913, when she was laid off because of a shortage in brass sheet metal. The verdict of guilt was not difficult or challenging to arrive at by any stretch of the imagination. John Seigenthaler, publisher of the Nashville Tennessean and a leader in the efforts to clear Frank's name, provides the introduction. But it was Leonard Dinnerstein whose work really began the late twentieth century re-examination of the case. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers G0819168521I5N00 Buchbeschreibung Madison Books, 1988.
The book presents the facts of the case with fairness and attention to detail and looks at the case from several angles. Link: Leo Frank Georgia Supreme Court Records 1913, 1914 : 11. The people who criticize Kean's book do so to try and trick you into not wanting to read it, because they know if you read it, you will learn what really happened. It is important time line wise because on Sunday, April 28, 1913, Leo Frank told police that Mary Phagan came into his office at 12:03pm, which essentially gave them both enough time to reach the metal room before Monteen Stover arrived. Frey and Thompson also tell of how new evidence from a witness who stayed silent for years brought the case back under scrutiny in the 1980s, leading to a posthumous pardon for Frank. The Coroner figured out she likely wasn't murdered in the basement, because the dirt encrusted scratches all over her face didn't show any signs of bleeding.
His work is not the last word, because it was written before Alonzo Mann came forward with new information, but it is the basis for much later research. The authors, Robert Seitz Frey and Nancy Thompson-Frey, detail the trial that portrayed Frank, the superintendent at the pencil factory where Phagan was employed, as a sexual misfit and killer. Jeffersonian Publishing Company, Thomson, Ga. Authors : Seitz Frey Robert - Thompson Nancy Title : The Silent and the Damned The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank Year : 2002 Link download : This is to express appreciation to Dr. The 1913 murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan would have far-reaching consequences for Georgia and the nation; in the years that followed a Jewish man named Leo Frank was convicted on dubious evidence, a governor's career toppled while an anti-Semite became Georgia's senator, and the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith was formed. The best book about this famous case is 'The Murder of Little Mary Phagan' by Mary Phagan Kean.
Register a Free 1 month Trial Account. The jury could surely feel the palpable presence and sentiment of the crowd. With this list of witness names, the average researcher could easily read what these same witnesses later restated at the Leo Frank trial in the summer of 1913. Frey and Thompson also tell of how new evidence from a witness who stayed silent for years brought the case back under scrutiny in the 1980s, leading to a posthumous pardon for Frank. She was shipped off to a home for unwed teenage mothers in Ohio. John Seigenthaler, publisher of the Nashville Tennessean and a leader in the efforts to clear Frank's name, provides the introduction.
Because of the heat, the windows in the city hall building were open and the heads of people standing in the street were practically level with the sills of these open windows. Until recently, it was a high-water mark of antisemitic violence in America. You can see this tendency reflected in most of the books written on the Frank-Phagan case in the last 100 years. Frank topic, provide logical arguments confirming the guilt of Leo M. When I picked this book up in my school library I was sceptical, I was expecting it to be an over passionate look at some minor blip on the radar of history. Tom Watson's best work on the Leo M. Watson Digital Papers Archive, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Link: Tom W.