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Accused! : the trials of the Scottsboro Boys : lies, prejudice, and the Fourteenth Amendment  Cover Image Book Book

Accused! : the trials of the Scottsboro Boys : lies, prejudice, and the Fourteenth Amendment

Brimner, Larry Dane (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781629797755
  • ISBN: 1629797758
  • ISBN: 9781684378944
  • Physical Description: print
    189 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds, Mills & Kane, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-164) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Journey 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.
Summary, etc.: "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."--Amazon.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 13-18.
Subject: Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931 Juvenile literature
Trials (Rape) Alabama Scottsboro Juvenile literature
United States. 14th Amendment Juvenile literature
African Americans Civil rights United States History Juvenile literature
Discrimination in criminal justice administration Juvenile literature
Malicious accusation Juvenile literature
Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931
Racism
African Americans Civil rights History
Constitution (United States) Constitution (United States)
Malicious accusation
Discrimination in criminal justice administration
African Americans Civil rights
Trials (Rape)
Alabama Scottsboro
United States
Genre: Young adult literature.
History.
Illustrated works.
Informational works.
Juvenile works.
Young adult nonfiction.
Informational works.
Illustrated works.
Young adult non-fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at State Library of Alabama.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
APLS 345.761 BRI 31291002936100 ALABAMA Available -
APLS 345.761 BRI 31291002936118 ALABAMA Available -

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