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

by Brimner, Larry Dane,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 12 copies
Available (12)
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Braddock Carnegie Library Non Fiction 362.8 BRI
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Non Fiction
 
Call Number  362.8 BRI
 
 
CLP - Allegheny Regional Teen Non-Fiction KF224.S34 B75 2019x
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
 
Collection  Teen Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  KF224.S34 B75 2019x
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Teen Non-Fiction Collection KF224.S34 B75 2019x
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Teen Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Homewood Teen Non-Fiction KF224.S34 B75 2019x
Location  CLP - Homewood
 
Collection  Teen Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  KF224.S34 B75 2019x
 
 
CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Non-Fiction KF224.S34 B75 2019x
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Teen Department - Teen Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  KF224.S34 B75 2019x
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Teen Non-Fiction KF224.S34 B75 2019x
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Teen Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  KF224.S34 B75 2019x
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Non-Fiction YA 362.8 BRI
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  YA 362.8 BRI
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Young Adult YA 362.8 BRIMN
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Young Adult
 
Call Number  YA 362.8 BRIMN
 
 
Penn Hills Library Youth Y 362.8 BRI
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Youth
 
Call Number  Y 362.8 BRI
 
 
Scott Township Library Teen Non-Fiction 362.8 BRIMNE [YA]
Location  Scott Township Library
 
Collection  Teen Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  362.8 BRIMNE [YA]
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 362.8 B
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
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South Park Library Young Adult TEEN 362.8 BRI
Location  South Park Library
 
Collection  Young Adult
 
Call Number  TEEN 362.8 BRI
 
 
Summary
An ALSC Notable Children's Book * A Kirkus Reviews Best Book * A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People

This chilling and harrowing account tells the story of the Scottsboro Boys, nine African-American teenagers who, when riding the rails during the Great Depression, found their lives destroyed after two white women falsely accused them of rape. Award-winning author Larry Dane Brimner explains how it took more than eighty years for their wrongful convictions to be overturned.

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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Brimner, who won the 2018 Sibert Award for his book Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961, now looks at the case of the Scottsboro boys, nine black teenagers who were arrested and falsely accused of raping two white women in 1931. The teenagers were riding the rails, hoping to find work in Alabama. Instead, they got into a fight with some white boys and were arrested when the train was stopped. But the fight wasn't the only trouble they found two white women who had been aboard the train accused them of rape. Brimner has his work cut out for himself in telling this complicated story. There are numerous accounts from defendants, witnesses, and lawyers; the perspective switches between the accused young men, who at times turn on each other; and the story contains important political and social elements, including an exploration of racism and the willingness of a Communist organization to defend the nine to promote its ideology. Not all the plates are kept in the air, but Brimner gives the narrative both heft and heart. The book's design uses black-and-white photos to good advantage. A solid look at a noteworthy event that touched upon many aspects of U.S. society.--Ilene Cooper Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects United States. -- Constitution. -- 14th Amendment.
Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931.
Trials (Rape) -- Alabama -- Scottsboro.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History.
Publisher Honesdale, Pennsylvania :2019
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 189 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-164) and index.
ISBN 9781629797755
1629797758
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