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Sacco and Vanzetti: The Judgment of Mankind [00:41:15]
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From the WGBH Forum Network: "In writing the first full-length narrative on Sacco and Vanzetti in 30 years, Bruce Watson spent eight weeks in the archives of the Boston Public Library and the Harvard Law School Library. On August 21, eighty years after the executions the whole world protested, Watson returns to the Boston Public Library to discuss his new book Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, The Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind. Along with recapping the gripping story of the two Italian anarchists at the center of the greatest cause celebre in world history, he reveals his findings from the archives. These include new revelations about the witnesses at their trial; new findings about their first lawyer's desperate attempts to exonerate them; new suspicions about who switched the barrel on Sacco's gun; new revelations from the previously unreported hearings on Sacco's sanity; and a new perspective on the men themselves."
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