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The Splendid Dead: An American Ordeal

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Title: The Splendid Dead: An American Ordeal
Creators: Boyle, Kevin, 1960-
Keywords: Sacco, Nicola, 1891-1927
Vanzetti, Bartolomeo, 1888-1927
Issue Date: 2008-03-05
Publisher: Ohio State University
Series/Report no.: The Ohio State University Distinguished Lecture
Abstract: It’s been eighty years since the Commonwealth of Massachusetts executed two immigrant workingmen, Nicolo Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, for a murder they didn’t commit. Since then their story has become one of modern America’s great morality tales, a straight-forward symbol of justice warped, denied, and defiled. This lecture offers a different reading of the iconic case. Beginning on the day the two men died, it will move back in time to tell a story that weaves together political extremism, terrorism, and government repression, a story not of innocence but of hatred, violence and betrayal. A somber tale from — and for — an age of fear.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/32082
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