The case of Leo M. Frank in the continuum of American history : an assessment of Christian responses / Robert Seitz Frey
Christian responses to the trial and lynching of Leo Frank are used to assess Christian-Jewish relations in early twentieth-century America. Leo Frank was the only Jew ever lynched in the United States. Contours of the Frank case are provided, including the significant people and the salient events and results. Jewish communal life in Atlanta is also discussed. Historical conceptualizations of the origins of American anti-Semitism are compared and contrasted. Responses contained in both Christian denominational and nondenominational literature are assessed. The response from Georgia's Christian press is compared with that originating outside the State. Involvement of Atlanta's clergy with the Frank issue is discussed as well as individual Christian responsesfrom throughout the country. Christian denominational life in the period from 1865 to 1915 is surveyed. Christian responses to the Frank case support thetheory that American attitudes toward the Jew combined both positive and negative elements.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 102-110)
- United States
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