by Antonio Senta
This is the first biography of Luigi Galleani to appear in English. He's a figure who appears repeatedly in histories of radical movements in Italy and the US in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but about whom little has been written in English. Because he was central to radical and labor movements both countries, Galleani's biography will appeal to academics whose work focuses on either country, on the Italian-American experience, and on transnational studies.The story of a passionate man devoted to the cause of justice.
Born in Vercelli in 1861, Luigi Galleani is considered, with Errico Malatesta, the most influential militant of Italian-speaking anarchism. A tireless thinker, agitator, and public speaker, he attracted large numbers of workers to the revolutionary cause in Italy and the United States. This book, the result of a fruitful collaboration between Antonio Senta, a scholar of anarchist history, and Sean Sayers, a philosopher and Galleani's grandson, is the biography of one of the most charismatic exponents of workers' struggles in Europe and the United States between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
About the Author:
Antonio Senta is a researcher in contemporary history at the University of Trieste (Italy). He has worked as an archivist for the International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam) and with several Italian anarchist archives. A well-known writer on the history of anarchism, his works include La pratica dell'autogestione, Elèuthera, Milano (2017 (with Guido Candela).
Sean Sayers is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Kent, Canterbury, England. He has published extensively on topics in Marxist and Hegelian philosophy.