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.
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); L’altra rivoluzione. Tre percorsi di storia dell’anarchismo, (2016); Utopia e azione. Per una storia dell’anarchismo in Italia 1848-1984, (2015).
Luigi Galleani: The Most Dangerous Anarchist in America by Antonio Senta
AK Press 2019