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Carlo Tresca

Carlo Tresca

Portrait of a Rebel
October 2010
Trade Paperback · 380 Pages
$19.95 U.S. · $22.95 CAN
ISBN 9781849350037
AK Press


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Nunzio Pernicone’s biography uses Carlo Tresca’s (1879–1943) storied life'as newspaper editor, labor agitator, anarchist, anti-communist, street fighter, and opponent of fascism'as a springboard to investigate Italian immigrant and radical communities in the United States. From his work on behalf of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), the Sacco and Vanzetti Defense Committee, and his assassination on the streets of New York City, Tresca’s passion left a permanent mark on the American map.

This edition, both revised and expanded, provides new insight into the American labor movement and a unique perspective on the immigrant experience.

Nunzio Pernicone is a professor of history at Drexel University.

About the Author

Nunzio Pernicone, originally from New York City, now lives in Eastern Pennsylvania and is a professor at Drexel University. He is the author of Italian Anarchism, 1864–1892 (2009), and editor of The Autobiography of Carlo Tresca (2003), and has published numerous articles on the Italian labor movement, Luigi Galleani, Italian anarchist terrorism, and anti-Fascism.