Nature and the Radicalism of Sacco and Vanzetti - 11/10 Environmental History Seminar at the MHS

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‘Not to Us Chained’: Nature and the Radicalism of Sacco and Vanzetti

Authors: Chad Montrie, UMass Lowell; Federico Paolini, Università della Campania L. Vanvitelli
Comment: Avi Chomsky, Salem State University

Tuesday 10 November
5:15 PM


Virtual Event - hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society

This paper brings a fresh perspective to the study of modern American environmental thought as well as modern American radicalism by exploring the significance of nature in the lives and writing of anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, following a narrative arc from their formative years in different parts of the Italian countryside to their final years as dedicated revolutionaries confined to Massachusetts prisons.

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