Sacco and Vanzetti
Documents the infamous 1927 trial and execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, from the anarchist bombings in Washington, D.C., for which they may have been wrongfully convicted to the fierce public debates that have subsequently occurred as a result of the case.
Blackwell North Amer
When the state of Massachusetts electrocuted Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti on August 23, 1927, it concluded one of the most controversial legal cases in American history. In the eight decades since, debate has raged about the fate of the Italian immigrants said to have been railroaded for the murders of two payroll clerks. Were they innocent? Guilty? Was one guilty and the other innocent? Was justice served, or was justice "crucified"?
In this first full-length narrative of the case in thirty years, Bruce Watson unwinds a tale that opens with anarchist bombs going off in a posh Washington, D.C., neighborhood and concludes with worldwide outrage over the fates of these two men. The true story of one of the nation's most infamous trials and executions, Sacco and Vanzetti mines deep archives and new sources, unveiling fresh details and fleshing out the two men as naive dreamers and militant revolutionaries. It is the most complete history of a case that still haunts the American imagination.
Documents the infamous 1927 trial and execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, from the anarchist bombings in Washington, D.C., for which they may have been wrongfully convicted to the fierce public debates that occurred as a result of the case.
the men, the murders, and the judgment of mankind
"A gunman job"
"Shout from the rooftops"
"I seen this fellow shoot this fellow"
"I do not think I ever saw them men in the world"
"I was crazy to come to this country"
"Nice people and good killers"
"Free or die"
"These so-called alleged facts"
"A vulgar contest"
"Flowers to the fallen rebels"
"The judgment of mankind"
Sacco-Vanzetti Trial, Dedham, Mass., 1921
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