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  • n  United States anarchist (born in Italy) who with Nicola Sacco was convicted of murder and in spite of world-wide protest was executed (1888-1927)

  • Howard Zinn in In These Times
    I talk about the Sacco and Vanzetti case as often as I can. It's never very far from my mind,Zinn says. "There's always something that happens in the daily newspapers that brings that case to mind."
  • Elliott Carter in Boston Globe
    A great many of the students were pro-Sacco and Vanzetti, which was the biggest thing at that time,Carter says, referring to the infamous murder trial of the two anarchists, "and President Lowell of Harvard [who] was very much against,...
  • Paul Avrich in Wall Street Journal
    Paul Avrich, the eminent historian of anarchism, wrote in his 1991 book, "Sacco and Vanzetti: The Anarchist Background," that it was "a virtual certainty" that Sacco and Vanzetti were involved (along with Buda) in the 1919 bombings,...

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