Sacco and Vanzetti Case A Brief History with Documents

ISBN-10: 0312400888
ISBN-13: 9780312400880
Edition: 2005
Authors: Michael M. Topp
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Description: In 1920 Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrants and devout anarchists, were accused of robbery and murder. Their subsequent trial and execution captivated the world and exposed many of the cultural and political tensions of  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 11/3/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

In 1920 Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrants and devout anarchists, were accused of robbery and murder. Their subsequent trial and execution captivated the world and exposed many of the cultural and political tensions of 1920s America. Sacco and Vanzetti's supporters claimed the two anarchists had been persecuted for their beliefs and not their actions, while their detractors saw proof of the country's ability to protect itself from dangerous foreign elements. Michael M. Topp's unique collection of documents examines both sides and provides a clear presentation of the trial while emphasizing the broad historical context in which it was conducted. An interpretive introductory essay, document headnotes, a chronology, and questions for consideration provide further pedagogical support. A bibliographic essay and a brief discussion of artistic productions based on the trial are also included.

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: The Sacco and Vanzetti Case
Italian America
The Anarchist World of Sacco and Vanzetti
Radical Possibility and the Red Scare
The Arrest and the Trial
The Arrest and "Consciousness of Guilt"
Bridgewater and the Plymouth Trial
Central Issues of the Sacco and Vanzetti Trial
On Trial for What?
The Appeals
Contemporary Responses: Supporters and Detractors
The Lowell Committee, World Wide Outrage, and the Executions
The Legacy of Sacco and Vanzetti
Instant Martyrdom
Exoneration?
The Documents
Italian America
How It Feels to Be a Problem, May 1904
The Old World in the New, 1914
The Anarchist World of Sacco and Vanzetti
Anarchy Will Be!, 1907
La Salute �”¿½ in Voi!, c. 1905

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