The New Yorker, “Boston’s Last Brush with Capital Punishment,” April 22, 2015

Boston’s Last Brush with Capital Punishment
By Douglas Starr, The New Yorker, April 22, 2015

No prisoners had been executed for half a century, and Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, a pair of Italian-born anarchists who were sent to the electric chair under dubious circumstances in 1927, still held a place in the public mind.


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