from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Vanzetti, Bartolomeo 1888-1927. Italian-born American anarchist who with Nicola Sacco was convicted of a double murder and sentenced to death (1921). Despite the circumstantial nature of the evidence against them and worldwide protest at the political overtones of the proceedings, the two were executed in 1927.

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  • n. United States anarchist (born in Italy) who with Nicola Sacco was convicted of murder and in spite of world-wide protest was executed (1888-1927)


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  • While the Communist Party candidate for Massachusetts secretary of state, Canter was arrested for carrying a placard "FULLER-MURDERER OF SACCO AND VANZETTI" "attacking Governor Fuller for the execution of anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti.

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  • Ehrmann's career as a capital punishment abolitionist began in 1925 when her husband Herbert B. Ehrmann became an associate counsel for Sacco and Vanzetti, two Italian immigrant anarchists convicted of murder and condemned to death.

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  • Exhausted after her work on the Sacco and Vanzetti case, she spent a decade recovering her health in Portland, Oregon.

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  • Her interest in furthering the rights of blacks and other minorities was apparent in the support she gave to the trial of the Scottsboro boys, to Angelo Herndon, Sacco and Vanzetti, Tom Mooney, and numerous others.

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