University of Minnesota

Tresca, Carlo (1879-1943) (Microfilm), Papers

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IHRC

Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota


Descriptive summary

Abstract: Papers consist of an autobiography.  Autobiography forms part of Tresca Memorial Papers, New York Public Library, Manuscript Division.
Quantity: 1 microfilm reel
Language: English
Collection ID: IHRC2609

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Tresca, an anarcho-syndicalist and antifascist, was born in Salmona (Aquila), Italy. He was active in the socialist movement in Italy and in 1904 came to the United States to avoid a prison sentence. He was editor of Il Proletario, La Plebe, L'Avvenire, and Il Martello, and was a member of the Mazzini Society. In 1912 he associated with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) in organizing the Lawrence textile workers' strike. He continued that association until 1916 when IWW leader "Big Bill" Haywood accused him of negotiating an improper deal with Iron Range, MN, authorities to be released from a homicide charge during the Mesabi Iron Strike. Tresca was imprisoned several times over the years as he continued a passionate militancy against Stalinism and Fascism. He was assassinated in New York City in 1943. The IHRC holds part one of a manuscript biography of Tresca by Max Nomad, Carlo Tresca, Rebel without Uniform; The Seed and the Seedling.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


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The Tresca, Carlo (1879-1943) (Microfilm) collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Tresca, Carlo (1879-1943) (Microfilm) Papers, Italian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

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