Praise

Praise

Philip_R_Piccigallo
“Neil Proto’s work is an essential read for young Italian Americans and the children of other immigrants seeking to make America their home. His perspective on Sacco and Vanzetti brings the struggle for their lives directly into our own. It is engagingly written, disquieting in its accuracy, and prophetically uplifting about our place in America when we understand our past.”
Dr. Philip Piccigallo, National Executive Director
Order Sons of Italy in America

Anthony_Riccio
“Proto has given Sacco and Vanzetti and the effect their lives had on America’s immigrant history back to the people, especially to Italian Americans, where its true meaning lies. Their real story was never factually or properly the province of anarchist writers and those with related agendas. Proto’s work skillfully debunks their narrow claims, shifting wrongdoing where it rightfully belongs — on the Judge, the prosecutor, the legal system and the strong prejudice against immigrants that led to the convictions and deaths of both men. His examination of Mussolini and Fascism, and the division it caused in communities across America, is hauntingly thoughtful.”
Anthony Riccio, author
The Italian American Experience in New Haven (2007)
and Boston’s North End (reprinted and expanded, 2006)