Italian Immigrant Radical Culture (Hardcover)

The Idealism of the Sovversivi in the United States, 1890-1940

By Marcella Bencivenni

New York University Press, 9780814791035, 279pp.

Publication Date: May 9, 2011

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- "An important contribution to the history of the Italian-American left." - Fraser Ottanelli, Professor of History, University of South Florida - "A welcome introduction to the poorly understood immigrant sovversivi." - Donna Gabaccia, University of Minnesota - "A superb analysis of radical working-class poetry, drama, and art." - Nunzio Pernicone, author of Italian Anarchism, 1864-1892 - "Anyone interested in the topic will benefit from Bencivenni's deep understanding of her subject, her exhaustive research, and her clear organization and writing." - R.J. Goldstein, Choice - "An impressive book that nicely complements existing studies... It deserves a wide audience." - Mike Rosenow, H-Net Reviews - "Bencivenni's superb analysis... ensure s] that the works of these men and women will have a lasting legacy." - Diane C. Vecchio, Furman University - "A great book that will benefit well-established scholars, newly minted Ph.D.'s, and graduate students." - Caroline Merithew, Italian American Review - "Sheds illuminating light on a part of that history that is often overlooked." - Stefan Bosworth

About the Author

Marcella Bencivenni is an associate professor of history at Hostos Community College (CUNY). Besides her recent book, Italian Immigrant Radical Culture, she has written numerous articles about American labor, immigration and Italian American history, and has co-edited with Ron Hayduk Radical Perspectives on Immigration for the journal Socialism and Democracy of which she is an editorial board member.