Sacco & Vanzetti Test - Richard Escobedo

9 at his execution vanzetti claimed that his death

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Unformatted text preview: fueled whatever hostility made it’s way into the courtroom. Evidence of both of these prejudices exist in the prosecution’s argument in which Frederick Katzmann worked to 1) elicit Sacco’s anarchist views while cross examining him, and asking pointed questions about his political views; (119) and 2) when the defense’s Italian witnesses had their testimony pretty much overlooked due to their thick accents and Italian heritage (20). 7. In what ways did larger events/trends in society affect the trial? The surge of anti- radical and especially anti- union sentiment throughout the United States provided a much larger backdrop for this trial to take place in. Sots, Bolsheviks, Communists, and, in the case of Sacco and Vanzetti, anarchists were being hunted by the justice department. There was a huge dislike of strikers–public opinion of them was incredibly low–and as most of them were radicals, palatability for them as a whole dropped as they were clumped together into one large group (8). The distrust that existed for anarchists was especially prevalent for Italian anarchists. Luigi Galleani Richard Escobedo was especially responsible for the anti- Italian anarchist culture that surrounded the Italian anarchist community. His radical views – more so, his willingness to advance his cause using any means necessary and texts such as his Cronaca Sovversiva – rattled many in the government and the community. Bombings, assassinations, and other violent acts contributed greatly to the feelings of Italian anarchist prejudice (65). 8. Sacco and Vanzetti admitted that they had given false answers to the...
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