Carlo Tresca pp 135-145 | Cite as

Early Anti-Fascist Activities

  • Nunzio Pernicone
Part of the Italian and Italian American Studies book series (IIAS)


Fighting Fascism became the great crusade of Tresca’s life, the struggle in which he achieved unrivalled preeminence among Italian American radicals and reached the pinnacle of his career. The fight against Italian American Fascism represented a new phase in the class struggle Tresca and other sovversiv? had waged against the consuls, prominent?, and Catholic Church since the turn of the twentieth century. No compromise with the enemy was possible; no quarter given and none expected. Tresca’s war against Fascism was a fight to the death.


Immigrant Worker Italian Economy Consul General Fascist Regime Italian People 
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