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Title
Free the 18 Sacramento Criminal Syndicalism Victims
Date Created and/or Issued
1935
Contributing Institution
Sacramento Public Library
Collection
Sacramento Room Postcards
Rights Information
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Description
Pictured in 1935 are defendents in the Sacramento Conspiracy Trial. In spring of the same year, Sacramento County District Attorney Neil McAllister - suspicious of what he called "criminal syndicalism" - raided the Sacramento headquarters of the Cannery and Agricultural Workers Industrial Union, located near the intersection of Eighth and N Streets. The result was a trial that lasted nearly four months, not just making it the longest-running criminal trial in California history, but a spectacle that placed a paralyzing hold on labor agitation in California for years to come. Eight of the group were convicted with their sentences being overturned in September 1937 because of jury tampering.
Type
Image
Identifier
BBSAC756
http://cdm15248.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15248coll2/id/1622
Subject
Portraits
Labor Unions

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