The Splendid Dead: An American Ordeal
Creators:Boyle, Kevin, 1960-
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Publisher:Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University Distinguished Lecture
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.
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VIDEO: Introduction by E. Gordon Gee, President of The Ohio State University (00:00:00-00:03:56) -- Presentation (00:03:57-00:47:45) -- Questions facilitated by Hasan Kwani Jeffries (00:47:46-1:12:26)
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