Tue, Feb 06|
Luigi Galleani and the Anarchists of Barre
Learn how a small group of low-profile militants, located on the periphery of industrial America, set in motion a chain of events that led Luigi Galleani to become one of the most notorious Italian anarchists.
Time & Location
Feb 06, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
About the Event
More than one hundred years ago, an Italian immigrant, reviled by the Justice Department as the most dangerous man in America, lived in Barre. Although a fugitive, his neighbors found him generous, public-spirited, and a strident advocate for the working-class. Arguably, the most important anarchist in America in the early 20th century, Luigi Galleani came to central Vermont in 1903 to evade an arrest warrant and stayed to earn recognition as an incendiary voice in revolutionary thought through the publication of his radical newspaper, Cronica Sovversiva. Learn more about Galleani in this presentation by Andrew Hoyt.