Sacco and Vanzetti Case: A Brief History with Documents / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $8.55
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 54%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $8.55   
  • New (3) from $35.56   
  • Used (6) from $8.55   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$35.56
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(166)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
2004-11-03 Paperback New The item is from a closeout sale from bookstore. A great book in new condition! Inquires welcomed and we want your complete satisfaction! Eligible for ... FREE Super Saving Shipping! Fast Amazon shipping plus a hassle free return policy mean your satisfaction is guaranteed! Tracking number provided in your Amazon account with every order. Item is Brand New! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Savannah, GA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$105.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(181)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$105.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(181)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

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 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.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312400880
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 11/28/2004
  • Series: Bedford Cultural Editions Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL M. TOPP is an associate professor of history at the University of Texas, El Paso, where he has taught since 1993. A specialist in immigrant and working-class history, he is the author of Those Without a Country: The Political Culture of Italian American Syndicalists (2001). He has written numerous essays on such subjects as the Italian American Left, masculinity and nationalism, immigrant historiography andits relevance to the study of the border, and racial and ethnic identity in the United States. He is currently working on a history of cultural identity and mental illness in the United States.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface

PART ONE. 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?

PART TWO. THE DOCUMENTS
ITALIAN AMERICA
1. Gino Speranza, How It Feels to Be a Problem, May 1904
2. Edward Ross, The Old World in the New, 1914
THE ANARCHIST WORLD OF SACCO AND VANZETTI
3. Luigi Galleani, Anarchy Will Be!, 1907
4. Luigi Galleani, La Salute É in Voi!, c. 1905
5. Luigi Galleani, Against the War, Against Peace, For Social Revolution, March 18, 1916
6. Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Unbelievable Stuff, July 8, 1915
7. Nicola Sacco's Letters, 1924-1927
To Fred Moore, August 18, 1924
To Dear Friend Mrs. Henderson, February 9, 1927
To My Dear Friends and Comrades, August 12, 1927
To My Dear Ines, July 19, 1927
To My Dear Son and Companion, August 18, 1927
8. Bartolomeo Vanzetti's Letters, 1925-1927
To Dear Comrade Blackwell, November 13, 1925
To My Dear Dante, August 21, 1927
RADICAL POSSIBILITY AND THE RED SCARE
9. Louis Post, The Deportations Delirium of Nineteen-Twenty, 1923
THE ARREST AND THE TRIAL
The Arrest and "Consciousness of Guilt"
10. District Attorney Frederick Katzmann, Closing Argument to the Dedham Jury (Transcript), July 13, 1921
11. Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Background of the Plymouth Trial, c. 1926
Bridgewater and the Plymouth Trial
12. Assistant District Attorney William Kane, Examination
of Maynard Freeman Shaw, Preliminary Hearings, Plymouth (Transcript) June 25, 1920
13. District Attorney Frederick Katzmann, Cross-examination of Beltrando Brini, Preliminary Hearings, Plymouth (Transcript), June 27, 1920
14. Francis Russell, Interview with Beltrando Brini, 1962
Central Issues of the Sacco and Vanzetti Trial
15. Assistant District Attorney Harold P. Williams, Examination of Mary Splaine, June 9, 1921
16. Pinkerton Agent Henry Hellyer, Reports, April 19, 1920; May 11, 1920.
17. Affidavit of Captain William Proctor, October 20, 1923
18. Affidavit of District Attorney Frederick Katzmann, October 31, 1923
On Trial for What?
19. Bartolomeo Vanzetti, On Reasons for Prosecution, c. 1926
20. District Attorney Frederick Katzmann, Cross-examination of Nicola Sacco and Judge Webster Thayer's Intervention, (Transcript), July 7, 1921
21. Nicola Sacco, Statement on Anarchism (delivered during cross-examination by District Attorney Katzmann) (Transcript), July 7, 1921
22. Affidavits of FBI Agents Fred J. Weyand and Lawrence Letherman, July 1926
The Appeals
23. George Crocker, Testimony before the Lowell Committee (Transcript), July 11, 1927
24. James Richardson, Testimony before the Lowell Committee (Transcript), July 12, 1927
25. Celestino Madeiros' Statement, April 8, 1926.
26. Judge Webster Thayer, Ruling on Madeiros Appeal (Transcript), October 22, 1926
Contemporary Responses: Supporters and Detractors
27. Carlo Tresca, Vanzetti's Articles Reprinted in Il Martello with Editor's Comments, September 15, 1921
28. Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Rebel Girl, 1955
29. Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Letter to Mrs. Evans, August 4, 1927
30. Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Letter to Mrs. Jack, October 3, 1923
31. John Dos Passos, Facing the Chair, 1927
32. Frank Goodwin, "Sacco-Vanzetti and the Red Peril": Speech before the Lawrence Kiwanis Club, June 30, 1927
33. Katherine Anne Porter, The Never-Ending Wrong, June 1977
The Lowell Committee, World Wide Outrage, and the Executions
34. F. Lauriston Bullard, We Submit, October 26, 1926
35. Advisory [Lowell] Committee Decision, July 27, 1927
36. Countee Cullen, Not Sacco and Vanzetti, 1927
37. Edna St. Vincent Millay, Justice Denied in Massachusetts, 1927, 1928
38. Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Letter to Little Comrade [Li Pei Kan], July 23, 1927
39. Benito Mussolini, Letter to Governor Fuller, July 23, 1927
THE LEGACY OF SACCO AND VANZETTI
Instant Martyrdom
40. Oswald Garrison Villard, Justice Underfoot, August 17, 1927
41. Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman, Sacco and Vanzetti, August 1929
42. Vera B. Weisbord, Remember Sacco and Vanzetti, July 1977
Exoneration?
43. State Senator Alexander J. Cella, Recommending a Posthumous Pardon for Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, April 2, 1959
44. Governor Michael Dukakis, Proclamation on the Sacco and Vanzetti Trial, July 19, 1977

Appendixes
A Chronology of Events Related to the Sacco and Vanzetti Case
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography
Cultural and Artistic Productions on the Sacco and Vanzetti Case
Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)