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Sacco and Vanzetti: Rebel Lives (Rebel Lit)
Publisher: Ocean Press
The trial judge called them "anarchistic bastards." Political activists, Italian-born Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were framed and executed for murder in a wave of anti-immigrant hysteria in Boston in the 1920s. By illustrating how anarchists and immigrants were the "terrorists" of yesteryear, this book is a grim reminder of the consequences of using fear as a political weapon.
Eventually pardoned in 1977 by Governor Dukakis, Sacco and Vanzetti’s case sparked an unprecedented international defense campaign—including among it’s supporters writers, artists, and musicians—and remains one of the most famous political trials in history.
"[Vanzetti] loved his adopted country, but his hatred of war was greater than his devotion to an abstraction."—William Kunstler (U.S. civil rights lawyer)