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And That’s a Wrap… Thanks to those who came to book tour events in southern New England over the past two weeks to learn more about In Search of Sacco and Vanzetti. As it turns out, I learned a lot, … Continue reading

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Class Warfare The rich are different from you and me. F. Scott Fitzgerald said so more than half a century ago. If he were alive and saying the same thing during the election year of 2012, he’d be accused of … Continue reading

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Progress The collision of old and new technology is striking in the story of Sacco and Vanzetti—at least when it comes to cars, coal, and capital punishment. In 1920 not all law enforcement officials had cars, or even knew how … Continue reading

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Black Light On May 9, 1924, Bartolomeo Vanzetti wrote a letter to Virginia MacMechan, his English tutor in prison. The finding guide to the Sacco-Vanzetti collection at the Boston Public Library, where the letter is archived, describes the letter’s postscript … Continue reading

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Obsession Is Not a Perfume

“Why did you decide to write about Sacco and Vanzetti?” This is the question people ask me most frequently, and the truth is: I’m not sure. I grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, a city with a role in the … Continue reading

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