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Unknown [Broadside against the Sacco-Vanzetti execution]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05712.02 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Broadsides Date: circa August 1927 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: This document is a printed broadside that quotes a columnist from the New York World and reads, "What more can these immigrants from Italy expect? it is not every prisoner who has a President of Harvard University throw on the switch for him." Sacco and Vanzetti were executed on 23 August 1927. The quoted man is Heywood Broun.

People: Broun, Heywood, 1888-1939.
Sacco, Nicola, 1891-1927.
Vanzetti, Bartolomeo, 1888-1927.

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Keywords/Subjects: Anarchism, Death Penalty, Politics, Judiciary, Law, Immigration and Migration

Sub Era: The Roaring Twenties The Politics of Reform