Sacco & Vanzetti

This video was originally produced sometime in the 1920s. It depicts the crimes of two Italian immigrants accused of participating in a robbery at a Massachusetts factory. Sacco and Vanzetti were anarchists who dreamed of a society in which there was no government, churches, or private property. They were later found guilty and sentenced to the death penalty. Their 1921 trial “revealed the whole anatomy of American life, with all its classes, professions and points of view…it raised almost every fundamental question of our political and social system.”(Edmund Wilson)

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