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Reexamining Sacco and Vanzetti’s Trial Posted on Dec 29

Reexamining Sacco and Vanzetti's Trial

Sacco and Vanzetti were two Italian immigrants accused of killing a payroll clerk and his guard in 1920. Their subsequent trial and execution became an international cause célèbre. While the press used Vanzetti’s words to characterize the two as the “good shoemaker” and the “poor   …Continue Reading Reexamining Sacco and Vanzetti’s Trial

Sacco and Vanzetti: Justice on Trial Posted on Dec 30

Sacco and Vanzetti: Justice on Trial

Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, “the good shoemaker and the poor fish peddler”, were charged with murdering two payroll clerks in a shoot-out in South Braintree in 1920. After a controversial trial and several appeals, they were executed in 1927. It has long been debated   …Continue Reading Sacco and Vanzetti: Justice on Trial