Books The Accusation Blood Libel in an American Town by Edward Berenson Hardcover, 271 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $26.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe AccusationSubtitleBlood Libel in an American TownAuthorEdward Berenson Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary The NYU historian and author of The Statue of Liberty documents the story of America's only alleged case of blood libel and its origins in old-world prejudice, homegrown anti-Semitism and the 1920s resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan. Illustrations. Genres: Nonfiction History & Society Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Accusation Review Book Reviews 'The Accusation' Tracks The False Narrative Of Blood Libel September 13, 2019 Edward Berenson looks at what led up to the false narrative that Jewish people murder Christian children and use their blood, its perpetuation, and the single 1928 U.S. allegation of blood libel.