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Indie Gold

In 1927, in his last known letter, Bartolomeo Vanzetti thanked a supporter for his efforts and asked him to study the Sacco-Vanzetti case so that “our fate may…serve as a tremendous lesson.” In Search of Sacco and Vanzetti is, I … Continue reading

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“Riffraff”

“Riffraff” Italian immigrants to the United States faced fierce discrimination in the early 20th century. In Search of Sacco and Vanzetti tells part of that story. Primo Magazine—the magazine for and about Italian Americans—recently posted an interview with me about … Continue reading

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Six Dollars a Week

Six Dollars a Week The American stories of long-ago immigrants come alive at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum on—where else?—New York’s Lower East Side (www.tenement.org). In a gutsy feat of urban archaeology, planners restored 97 Orchard Street to the … Continue reading

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No Better Place I live near Washington, D.C. Sacco and Vanzetti lived for years, and died, in Massachusetts. Most of the archives that relate to their case are located in and near Boston. I will be forever grateful to the … Continue reading

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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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