The campaign to free imprisoned anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
ignited mobilization the world over in the 1920s.
In 1927, amid protests, Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
were executed in Boston for the murders of two men during a 1920 robbery.
Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
were, respectively, a shoe-maker and fish-monger, who were vocal about the oppression that the working class were experiencing as part of the "Red Scare" that engulfed the nation after World War I.
In the 20th century's adolescence, the American brand of anarchism proselytized by immigrants from Europe like Emma Goldman took on a violent strain -- President William McKinley was assassinated, Wall Street was bombed, Ferdinando Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
(allegedly) robbed a bank in Massachusetts and were eventually electrocuted in 1921, mail bombs wrapped in brown paper were sent politicians all over the country.
1927: SACCO AND VANZETTI Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
, Italian immigrants and admitted anarchists, are executed on charges of robbery and murder in Massachusetts.
SACCO & VANZETTI The Men, the Murders and the Judgment of Mankind | BRUCE WATSON: Were Italian immigrants Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
, affiliated with a violent anarchist group, cold-blooded killers--or the innocent victims of ethnic prejudice?
4) is an exploration of the context and musical structure of one of Crawford's two most explicitly politically-charged works, the 1932 song "Sacco, Vanzetti" which refers to the 1927 execution of Italian immigrant anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
During the post-World War I "Red Scare," Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
, Italian immigrant anarchists, were executed in Boston in 1927, judged guilty of murder and robbery on the skimpiest of evidence.