In April 1913, thriteen-year old Mary Phagan was found murdered in the basement of the Atlanta pencil factory where she worked. Leo Frank, the northern Jew who managed the factory and was the last person known to have seen Phagan alive, was arrested and accused of her murder. Frank was sentenced to death after two years of flawed, sensationalized trial. When Georgia's governor commuted the sentence to life imprisonment, an outraged mob kidnapped Frank from prison and lynched him near Phagan's hometown. "The Leo Frank Case" remains the only major account of the event that prompted B'nai B'rith to found the Anti-Defamation League. In this classic study of one of America's most infamous miscarriages of justice, Leonard Dinnerstein details the evidence of Leo Frank's innocence and shows how Frank - as a Jew, a northerner, and an industrialist - symbolized an intolerable mix of "outside" forces to an insular South.