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The Sacco and Vanzetti Case

The Divided States of America

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw huge numbers of immigrants travelling to the United States. This video explores American attitudes towards immigrants through the case of the 1920 Sacco and Vanzetti murder trial, highlighting the treatment of immigrant workers, Italian anarchists and World War I, anti-immigrant legislation and immigration quotas. Informative and evocative viewing for senior secondary history students.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 9 min
Series: The Divided States of America
Printable Resources: Yes

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