The Letters of Sacco and Vanzetti [NOOK Book]

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Commemorating the eightieth anniversary of Sacco and Vanzetti's execution- with a new cover and new foreword

Electrocuted in 1927 for the murder of two guards in Massachusetts, the Italian- American anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti defied the verdict against them, maintaining their innocence to the end. Whether they were guilty continues to be the subject of debate today. First published in 1928, Sacco and Vanzetti's letters ...
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The Letters of Sacco and Vanzetti

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Overview

Commemorating the eightieth anniversary of Sacco and Vanzetti's execution- with a new cover and new foreword

Electrocuted in 1927 for the murder of two guards in Massachusetts, the Italian- American anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti defied the verdict against them, maintaining their innocence to the end. Whether they were guilty continues to be the subject of debate today. First published in 1928, Sacco and Vanzetti's letters represent one of the great personal documents of the twentieth century: a volume of primary source material as famous for the splendor of its impassioned prose as for the brilliant light it sheds on the characters of the two dedicated anarchists who became the focus of worldwide attention.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101201534
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 878 KB

Meet the Author

Nicola Sacco (1891-1927) immigrated to the United States in 1908 and worked in a shoe factory.
Bartolomeo Vanzetti (1888-1927) also immigrated to the United States in 1908. He worked as a laborer in various cities in Massachusetts.
Bruce Watson is an award-winning journalist and the author of Blood and Roses.
Richard Polenberg is Goldwin Smith Professor of American History at Cornell University.

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Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     vii
Foreword   Bruce Watson     ix
Introduction   Richard Polenberg     xiii
Suggestions for Further Reading     xlv
A Note on the Text     xlvi
The Letters of Sacco and Vanzetti
Preface   Marion Denman Frankfurter   Gardner Jackson     li
Nicola Sacco
1921-1926     3
1927     30
Bartolomeo Vanzetti
1921-1924     59
1925     101
1926     135
January-June, 1927     166
July-August, 1927     211
Appendices
The Story of the Case     239
Speeches to the Court     261
Vanzetti's Letter to Governor Fuller     275
Vanzetti's Last Statement     287
Index     293
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