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Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee Justice the issue! Shall Sacco and Vanzetti be judicially murdered?

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05712.01 Author/Creator: Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Broadsides Date: circa July 1927 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: This document is a printed broadside put out by the Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee which attacks the exclusive judgment of Judge Webster Thayer and says in part: "The issue is not only for Massachusetts. It is for America. The world will judge American ideals of justice on this case." Dating based on mention of an execution date of 10 July, but they were actually executed on 23 August 1927. With imprint of Allied Printing Tades Council, Boston.

People: Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee.
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