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The Knights Errant of AnarchyLondon and the Italian Anarchist Diaspora (1880-1917)$
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Pietro Paola

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781846319693

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781846319693.001.0001

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The New Century

The New Century

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(p.92) 4 The New Century
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The Knights Errant of Anarchy
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Pietro Di Paola

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846319693.003.0005

This chapter focuses on the dynamism of anarchist activities in London in the early nineteenth century, including meetings, conferences and demonstrations. It begins with the assassination of King Umberto I of Italy by the anarchist Gaetano Bresci on July 29, 1900, and the response of the anarchist movement to the event. It then turns to a discussion of the liberalisation of laws on trade unions in Italy and the anarchists’ attempt to organise the waiters and dishwashers employed in London restaurants. It also considers the involvement of anarchists in strikes and the labour movement, Errico Malatesta’s criticisms against syndicalism and the anarchists’ participation in the Commune. Finally, the chapter describes anarchist activity in London up to World War I.

Keywords:   anarchists, London, King Umberto I, Italy, Gaetano Bresci, trade unions, labour movement, strikes, Errico Malatesta, Commune

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