What Kind of Person Was Bartolomeo Vanzetti?

What kind of person was Bartolomeo Vanzetti? According to the people who knew him, he was kind, courteous (especially to women), loved children; he was a talker, a dreamer (“he should have been a poet,” a friend said), a bachelor … Continue reading →

100 Years Ago, Wartime Inflation Causes Strikes

1916, the year Americans re-elected Woodrow Wilson — and Wilson promised to keep America out of war — was the year that workers at the Plymouth Cordage Company, the world’s leading ropemaker, went on strike for higher pay. At the … Continue reading →