And The Dead Shall Rise: A Review

Steve Oney’s And The Dead Shall Rise has been on my radar for a decade, and related to me my entire life. The book recounts the murder of Mary Phagan, the investigation that followed, the trials of Leo Frank, his lynching, and the media circus that surrounded the entire affair. It represents excellent scholarship andContinue reading “And The Dead Shall Rise: A Review”

Historical Context, Present Troubles, Future Concerns

So I was reading our local paper this morning when I found an article about an execution that happened. The Associated Press article drew a comparison between the rate of executions under Donald Trump and Grover Cleveland. I do not think the AP article was meant to be complimentary towards the president. That kind ofContinue reading “Historical Context, Present Troubles, Future Concerns”

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