Sacco and Vanzetti: The Anarchist Background
The Sacco-Vanzetti affair is the most famous and controversial case in American legal history. It divided the nation in the 1920s, and it has continued to arouse deep emotions, giving rise to an enormous literature. Few writers, however, have consulted anarchist sources for the wealth of information available there about the movement of which the defendants were a part. Now Paul Avrich, the preeminent American scholar of anarchism, looks at the case from this new and valuable perspective. This book treats a dramatic and hitherto neglected aspect of the cause célèbre that raised, according to Edmund Wilson, "almost every fundamental question of our political and social system."
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Review: Sacco and Vanzetti: The Anarchist BackgroundUser Review - Bythedeed - Goodreads
The few times growing up I heard about Sacco and Vanzetti, they were always described as a poor fish peddler and shoe smith who were victims of xenophobia and classism; innocent Italian immigrant who ... Read full review
Review: Sacco and Vanzetti: The Anarchist BackgroundUser Review - Suzanne - Goodreads
Several people have told me this is the best book ever written on American anarchism, so I finally read it. It's very thoroughly researched AND fun to read, which is a great combination. I read it in ... Read full review