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Scottsboro /

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.

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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."
  • "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

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

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  • "Scottsboro /"
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  • "Scottsboro : a novel /"
  • "Scottsboro : a novel /"@en
  • "Scottsboro [text (large print)] a novel /"
  • "Scottsboro : a novel"
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