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Unknown The official bulletin of the Sacco-Vanzetti defense committee [Vol. I, no. 15 (September 1927)]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05712.03 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Newspapers Date: September 1927 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Newspaper or newsletter issued after the execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. The first page has a printed statement denouncing the execution of Sacco and Vanzetti and comparing the case to the Salem witchcraft trials. The rest of the newspaper contains articles defending Sacco and Vanzetti and pledging to continue the fight. The last letters of the two men are printed on pages 7-8. Scattered quotations include the Governor of Massachusetts, Alvan T. Fuller, "Thank God it is all over!" and Judge Webster Thayer, "Did you see what I did to those anarchistic bastards?".

People: Sacco, Nicola, 1891-1927.
Vanzetti, Bartolomeo, 1888-1927.
Fuller, Alvan T. (Alvan Tufts), 1878-1958.

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