Fremont Older and the 1916 San Francisco Bombing: A Tireless Crusade for Justice John C Ralston

ISBN: 9781626192676

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Fremont Older and the 1916 San Francisco Bombing: A Tireless Crusade for Justice  by  John C Ralston

Fremont Older and the 1916 San Francisco Bombing: A Tireless Crusade for Justice by John C Ralston
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On Saturday, July 22, 1916, as Preparedness Day parade units assembled south of San Franciscos Market Street, a terrorist bomb exploded, killing ten people and wounding forty. San Francisco was outraged. Instead of searching for the perpetrators,MoreOn Saturday, July 22, 1916, as Preparedness Day parade units assembled south of San Franciscos Market Street, a terrorist bomb exploded, killing ten people and wounding forty.

San Francisco was outraged. Instead of searching for the perpetrators, however, the district attorney used the bombing as an excuse to arrest, try and convict two obscure labor figures without evidence. Author John C. Ralston chronicles the dramatic events following the initial tragedy as newspaper editor Fremont Older discovers the case is based on blatant perjury and exposes the secondary crime to the public. What became known as the American Dreyfus Case led to an international outcry, finally resulting in one defendants pardon and the others parole--but only after both men had been imprisoned for twenty-three years..



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