Carlo Tresca

Carlo Tresca

by Nunzio Pernicone
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403964785

ISBN-13: 9781403964786

Pub. Date: 10/01/2005

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

In his heyday, Carlo Tresca ranked among the most important radicals and labour activists in the United States, often sharing the spotlight with Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, 'Big Bill' Haywood, and Emma Goldman. A charismatic Italian anarchist who became a folk hero to immigrant and native-born workers alike, Tresca was described by comrades as a 'freelance revolutionary'…  See more details below

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In his heyday, Carlo Tresca ranked among the most important radicals and labour activists in the United States, often sharing the spotlight with Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, 'Big Bill' Haywood, and Emma Goldman. A charismatic Italian anarchist who became a folk hero to immigrant and native-born workers alike, Tresca was described by comrades as a 'freelance revolutionary' because of his independent spirit and militant activism. During his wild and adventurous career spanning nearly forty years (1904-1943), Tresca pursued a range of activities unmatched by any of his radical contemporaries: independent newspaper editor, labour agitator and organizer, civil libertarian, foremost leader of the Italian American anti-fascist resistance, and an indomitable foe of Stalinism. Culminating over a decade of research, this fast-paced and vivid biography brings to life the volatile world of radical politics in early twentieth-century America through one of its foremost figures.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403964786
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/01/2005
Series:
Italian and Italian American Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Revolutionary Apprenticeship 'Il Proletario' Freelance of Revolution Tresca and the IWW Tresca and Flynn War and Repression Tresca and the Sacco-Vanzetti Case Postwar Activities Tresca the Anti-Fascist Frameup Fighting the Blackshirts The Town Anarchist Tresca the Anti-Communist The Twilight Years Murder in the Dim-Out Epilogue

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