by:chicoyia The Sacco & Vanzetti Trial
3 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by chicoyia harris
Scoop.it!

Website on Historical Topic #1: Sacco and Vanzetti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ferdinando Nicola Sacco (April 22, 1891 – August 23, 1927) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (June 11, 1888 – August 23, 1927) were suspected anarchists who were convicted of murdering two men during a 1920 armed robbery of a shoe factory in South Braintree, Massachusetts, United States. After a controversial trial and a series of appeals, the two Italian immigrants were executed on August 23, 1927.[1]

There is a highly politicized dispute over their guilt or innocence, as well as whether or not the trials were fair.[2][3] The dispute focuses on contradictory evidence. As a result, historians have not reached a consensus.

Sacco was a shoe-maker born in Torremaggiore, Foggia province, Puglia region, Italy, who emigrated to the United States at the age of seventeen.[4] Vanzetti was a fishmonger born in Villafalletto, Cuneo province, Piemonte region, Italy, who arrived in the United States at age twenty. Both men left Italy for the U.S. in 1908,[5] although they did not meet until a 1917 strike.[6]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by chicoyia harris
Scoop.it!

Primary Document #2: Testimony of James Bostock in the Sacco & Vanzetti trial.

more...
No comment yet.