Italian Immigrant Radical Culture

Italian Immigrant Radical Culture

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

by Marcella Bencivenni

Published by: NYU Press

287 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780814791035
  • Published: May 2011


  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781479849024
  • Published: February 2014



·         “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