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  Sacco and Vanzetti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sacco was a shoe-maker born in Torremaggiore, Foggia, Puglia.
Vanzetti was a fish seller born in Villafalletto, Cuneo, Piemonte.
Neither Sacco nor Vanzetti had any previous criminal record, nor were they communists, but they were known to the authorities as radical militants who had been widely involved in the anarchist movement, labor strikes, political agitation, and anti-war propaganda.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bartolomeo_Vanzetti   (1361 words)

 The Sacco-Vanzetti Case (overview)
Vanzetti was also charged with an earlier holdup attempt that had taken place on December 24, 1919, in the nearby town of Bridgewater.
Vanzetti's case had also been seriously damaged when he, for fear of revealing his radical activities, did not take the stand in his own defense.
While neither Sacco nor Vanzetti had any previous criminal record, they were long recognized by the authorities and their communities as anarchist militants who had been extensively involved in labor strikes, political agitation, and antiwar propaganda and who had had several serious confrontations with the law.
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 Defense   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Bartolomeo and I were very scared because we knew how bad the police treated immigrants and especially anarchists.
Vanzetti personally, and I have never met him before that day at Plymouth, but I assure you, there was no way he could have been spotted in South Braintree all day when he was in Plymouth until at least 1pm.
Vanzetti was found with a.38 Harrington which was believed to be from the dead guard because it had a new hammer.
shs.sps.lane.edu /trials/sacco_vanzetti/defense.htm   (2199 words)

 About the Sacco-Vanzetti Case
Sacco, Nicola (22 Apr. 1891-23 Aug. 1927) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (11 June 1888-23 Aug. 1927), Italian anarchists convicted of murder in the celebrated Sacco-Vanzetti trial, were born, respectively, in Torremaggiore, Italy, and Villafalletto, Italy.
Vanzetti, whose lonely private life was mitigated by the pleasure he found in books, endured long periods of unemployment or toiled at menial jobs before becoming a fish peddler in the spring of 1919.
While neither Sacco nor Vanzetti had any previous criminal record, they were long recognized by the authorities and their communities as anarchist militants who had been extensively involved in labor strikes, political agitation, and anti-war propaganda and who had had several serious confrontations with the law.
www.english.uiuc.edu /maps/poets/m_r/millay/sacco.htm   (4501 words)

Sacco and Vanzetti were drafted into the galaxy of anarchist "stars" through a series of incidents---accidental, circumstantial and sometimes surreal---that led to the great event that took place on midnight August 22, 1927 and caused protests and riots throughout the world.
Though Sacco and Vanzetti were not literally caught up in the Palmer raids, they were by the nature of their political beliefs captured in a wider net, the hostile mood toward radicals that prevailed throughout the country.
Salsedo, a friend of Vanzetti's, was being held as a suspect in the explosion of a bomb in front of the attorney general's house which occurred in June 1919.
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 The Sacco and Vanzetti Trial: A Summary of Key Evidence
The gun found on Vanzetti at the time of his arrest (a 38 calibre Harrington and Richardson revolver) resembled one that paymaster guard Berardelli was thought to be carrying at the time he was shot.
Vanzetti testified that he told some lies when initially questioned because the country was in the grip of the Red Scare, and he feared for his own safety and that of his anarchist comrades.
Vanzetti stuck with his original story about why he was in Bridgewater: he testified that he had gone there to collect anarchist literature, but could not name the names or addresses of people or places he would be collecting the literature from.
www.law.umkc.edu /faculty/projects/ftrials/SaccoV/s&vevidence.html   (1466 words)

 Sacco and Vanzetti -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sacco was a shoe-maker, Vanzetti a (Any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills) fish seller.
In his letter to Russell, Gambera claimed, "everyone [in the anarchist inner circle] knew that Sacco was guilty and that Vanzetti was innocent as far as the actual participation in killing." However, it is unlikely that Sacco would remain silent and allowe Vanzetti to face execution.
Their trial is a major part of the novel (A person serving a sentence in a jail or prison) Jailbird by (United States writer whose novels and short stories are a mixture of realism and satire and science fiction (born in 1922)) Kurt Vonnegut.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sa/sacco_and_vanzetti.htm   (813 words)

 Sacco and Vanzetti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Vanzetti later wrote that he enjoyed "that vagabond freedom of working and living in the open." A gentle, modest man of simple needs with a passion for nature, he hardly seems like the violent revolutionary depicted by the prosecutor in his trial.
Vanzetti, the "wise and gentle working-class philosopher," was every bit as militant and dangerous, as Upton Sinclair concluded.
The ultimate irony of the case, as suggested by Vanzetti's remarks, is that in its overzealous and unscrupulous efforts to crush the anarchist movement, the government elevated two obscure men to immortality by railroading them straight into the electric chair.
www.vw.cc.va.us /vwhansd/HIS122/Sacco-Vanzetti.html   (1369 words)

 Bartolomeo Vanzetti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Bartolomeo Vanzetti was born in the Italian town of Villaffalletto on 11th June, 1888.
Vanzetti was selling fish in Plymouth while Sacco was in Boston with his wife having his photograph taken.
Vanzetti and Sacco were also accused of unpatriotic behaviour by fleeing to Mexico during the First World War.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAvanzetti.htm   (2154 words)

 A Journal for MultiMedia History review of a radio program, "Sacco and Vanzetti" (produced as part of the series, "The ...
Moreover, like most of their comrades within the immigrant anarchist community, Sacco and Vanzetti believed that human beings were naturally socialist: it was the institution of private property and its absolute protection by a powerful state that had corrupted human society.
Vanzetti also had what might appear to be a solid alibi: 15 witnesses testified that he sold them Christmas eels at the time of the robbery.
Vanzetti, who saw the lights flash in his cell at the moment of Sacco’s execution, was next.
www.albany.edu /jmmh/vol2no1/saccovanzetti.html   (2321 words)

Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, died in the electric chair in Charlestown Prison, Boston Massachusetts, on 23 August 1927.
Sacco and Vanzetti landed in New England in 1908 and 'thought it the land of the free'.
Vanzetti said that the hospital 'quacks' believed his ideas to be 'aberration and insanity' and they confiscated his books and his partly-finished translation of Proudhon3.
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 The history of Sacco and Vanzetti
Vanzetti was shocked by the way working class immigrants were treated in America and became involved in left-wing politics.
Vanzetti and Sacco were disadvantaged by not having a full grasp of the English language.
(2) Bartolomeo Vanzetti, comments about Nicola Sacco (9th April, 1927) Sacco is a worker from his boyhood, a skilled worker lover of work, with a good job and pay, a bank account, a good and lovely wife, two beautiful children and a neat little home at the verge of a wood, near a brook.
www.torremaggiore.com /saccoevanzetti/english.html   (2199 words)

 Encyclopedia: Bartolomeo Vanzetti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In October 1961, ballistic tests showed that the bullet found in Parmenter was fired from Sacco's gun, leading many authorities to conclude that while Vanzetti probably was innocent, Sacco probably was guilty.
On August 23, 1927, after a seven year trial, the two men were sent to the electric chair.
In his letter to Russell, Gambera said "Everyone [in the anarchist inner circle] knew that Sacco was guilty and that Vanzetti was innocent as far as the actual participation in killing."
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Bartolomeo-Vanzetti   (807 words)

 The Greatest Trials of All Time
Vanzetti, less fortunate, shifted from job to job and consoled himself by reading, a poor intellectual in a foreign land.
Vanzetti was indicted for the Bridgewater robbery attempt.
Vanzetti did not testify at his trial and the prosecution's case rested on eyewitness testimony and descriptions of the thieves that seemed a rough fit for Vanzetti's profile.
www.courttv.com /greatesttrials/sacco.vanzetti/trial.html   (685 words)

 Infoshop.org - Sacco and Vanzetti Memorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
With Bartolomeo Vanzetti he was arrested on charges of murdering a shoe factory paymaster and guard at South Braintree, Massachusetts.
Labor's martyrs : Haymarket 1887, Sacco and Vanzetti 1927 / by Vito Marcantonio ; introduction by Wm.
Decision of Gov. Alvan T. Fuller in the matter of the appeal of Bartolomeo Vanzetti and Nicola Sacco from sentence of death imposed under the laws of the commonwealth.
www.infoshop.org /sacco_vanzetti.html   (486 words)

 Seeing Red
Nicola Sacco and Bartomoleo Vanzetti were derided as dagos, reds and "anarchistic bastards" (by their trial judge, Webster Thayer).
Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti understood well that most wars are called by the rich to protect their wealth, their oil wells, their sources of profit.
Vanzetti was fl-listed for his participation in a strike in 1916, sold fish and befriended his paisano, Nicola Sacco.
www.seeingred.com /Copy/5.3_sacco_vanzetti.html   (1209 words)

 Yale Bulletin and Calendar
Artist Ben Shahn used newspaper photos of Italian immigrants and anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti as the basis of his paintings about their infamous murder trial, which sparked widespread protest due to the atmosphere of prejudice that surrounded the proceedings.
The famed trial of Italian immigrants Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti -- called "the most politically charged murder case in the history of American jurisprudence" -- will be brought to visual life in a new exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery.
Vanzetti was charged and found guilty in the Bridgewater case.
www.yale.edu /opa/v31.n6/story10.html   (738 words)

 Amazon.com: Sacco & Vanzetti (2000) : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Vanzetti, a fresh fish seller eloquently explains that "anarchy would create a world without frontiers" but any attempts to explain his anti-war beliefs end in the accusation that he was a draft dodger (he went to Mexico in 1917).
The truth is Sacco and Vanzetti were convicted ninety percent because the jury and especially the judge had their minds made up before the trial, and ten percent because the attorneys did not have the time or money early on to mount a really good defense.
Personally, I believe Sacco and Vanzetti were both innocent, and there is still a movie to be made to dramatize that fact and more closely to relate their tragedy to the current day's injustices, using only the truth.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000520S7?v=glance   (1769 words)

 WPI Journal Spring 1998
In 1921, Italian immigrants and radicals Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were convicted of the murder of a paymaster in South Braintree, Mass.
When the judge denied them a new trial, Sacco and Vanzetti became discouraged by the performance of their defense attorney and asked Thompson to take over.
Vanzetti summoned Thompson to his cell that night to take down his final statement.
www.wpi.edu /News/Journal/Spring98/law.html   (1039 words)

 Sacco-Vanzetti Case   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A large number of Italian immigrants were questioned but eventually the authorities decided to charge Bartolomeo Vanzetti and Nicola Sacco with the murders.
I have never believed that the trial of Sacco and Vanzetti was one set apart from many by reason of the passion and prejudice which encrusted all the benches.
Vanzetti had led a strike at a cordage factory for which he was fllisted.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAsacco.htm   (2273 words)

 nine million rainy days: Sacco & Vanzetti
August 23 is the anniversary of the execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti.
On 5th May, 1920, Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were arrested and interviewed about the murders of Frederick Parmenter and Alessandro Berardelli, in South Braintree.
By the summer of 1927 it became clear that Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti would be executed.
www.velvetbluemusic.com /bluestar/weblog/2004/08/sacco-vanzetti.html   (1378 words)

 PozA - Pokret za Anarhiju - Anarhisti - Bartolomeo Vanzetti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Vanzetti and Sacco were also accused of unpatriotic behavior by fleeing to Mexico during the First World War.
We, Bartolomeo Vanzetti and Nicola Sacco, confined in the jail at Dedham under sentence of death
It is the thought not of our own approaching death, but of the suffering of those near and dear to us in the seven years that have passed, and of the greater suffering to come, that is the cause of our bitter grief.
www.anarchy-movement.org /anarchist.php?ID=21   (3486 words)

They were, Vanzetti later wrote, ''nameless, in the crowd of nameless ones.'' Sacco, 32 at the time he was arrested, was a shoemaker living in Stoughton; Vanzetti, 29, was a fish peddler in North Plymouth.
Copies of Sacco's and Vanzetti's death certificates are housed in an inner sanctum of the Boston Public Library, along with a canister of their ashes, their death masks, a box of bullets, and other personal items.
''The Sacco and Vanzetti case was one of the great trials and one of the great causes of the century, especially for those of us from immigrant backgrounds,'' said former governor Michael S. Dukakis, who issued a proclamation in 1977 acknowledging the injustice done to the men.
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 Infoshop.org - Sacco and Vanzetti Memorial - MASS RALLY & MEMORIAL TO COMMEMORATE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF SACCO-VANZETTI ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sacco and Vanzetti fought for a society without the state, without the church, without capitalism - a classless society where everyone can live free - at a time when the state was declaring war against any foreigner who dared to express such beliefs.
23rd is the 75th anniversary of the judicial murders of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti.
Two Italian-born anarchists, Sacco and Vanzetti were wrongfully convicted of murder and executed by the State of Massachusetts.
www.infoshop.org /sacco_vanzetti_75.html   (410 words)

 The Legacy of Sacco & Vanzetti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The first is the brief of Sacco and Vanzetti's defense lawyers, Thompson and Ehrmann, submitted during the appeal period between sentencing (April, 1927) and execution (August, 1927).
Correspondingly, Avrich shows why Sacco and Vanzetti and their anarchist colleagues (a result of the arrests and deportations of "reds" and anarchists, and the suspicious death of Salsedo while in the hands of Justice Department officials) became fearful.
Nonetheless, it is clear to Jackson, as with many writers since the case ended with the executions of Sacco and Vanzetti, that they did not receive a fair trial, precisely because of the cultural differences of the times.
www.crimelibrary.com /notorious_murders/not_guilty/sacco/9.html   (2052 words)

 Facts of the Sacco and Vanzetti Case   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The legal dimension, in particular, has been rather exhaustively considered, and its two major issues - the fairness of the trial and the innocence or guilt of the two men - still dominates most of the literature about the case.
Surprisingly, although the Sacco-Vanzetti case is considered the political case par excellence, few accounts have taken the politics of the two men - their anarchism - very seriously and fewer still are knowledgeable about it.
A full and accurate account of the political dimension - and, in particular, the anarchist dimension - still remains to be written.
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