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Scottsboro: a novel

In 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 as 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.

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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."
  • "Set in the 1930s South, this novel of race and class turns on the awful power of a lie. Intertwining real figures from history with fictional characters, the novel offers an account of the infamous Scottsboro case, when a group of black youths were accused of raping two white girls."
  • "In 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 as 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."@en
  • "When nine black youths are falsely accused of sexual assault and other crimes in 1931 Alabama, a young journalist struggles to save them from being sentenced to death, an effort that is complicated by the shifting testimony of a key witness and the journalist's own past demons."@en
  • "When nine black youths are falsely accused of sexual assault and other crimes in 1931 Alabama, a young journalist struggles to save them from being sentenced to death, an effort that is complicated by the shifting testimony of a key witness and the journalist's own past demons."
  • "Intertwining historical actors and fictional characters, stirring racism, sexism, and anti-Semitism into an explosive brew, this 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."@en
  • "A novel inspired by the shocking true story of the Scottsboro boys, whose legacy has shaped the course of modern American history Even after all these years, the injustice still stuns. Innocent boys sentenced to die, not for a crime they did not commit, but for a crime that never occurred. Lives splintered as casually as wood being hacked for kindling. Alabama, 1931. A freight train is stopped in Scottsboro, nine black youths are brutally arrested and, within minutes, the cry of rape goes up from two white girls. In the shocking aftermath, one sticks to her story whilst the other keeps changing her mind, and an impassioned young journalist must try to save nine boys from the electric chair, one girl from a lie and herself from the clutches of the past ...Stirring racism, sexism and the politics of a divided America into an explosive brew, Scottsboro gives voice to the victims - black and white - of this infamous case."

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  • "Legal stories"
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  • "Historical fiction"
  • "Historical fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)"@en
  • "Large type books"
  • "Fiction"
  • "Electronic books"@en

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