Il Martello [The Hammer], Vol. VIII, No. 8. New York: Casa Ed. "Il Martello," 4 Marzo [March] 1922.

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Il Martello [The Hammer], Vol. VIII, No. 8. New York: Casa Ed. "Il Martello," 4 Marzo [March] 1922.

Description

Carlo Tresca was the editor-in-chief (or equivalent) at several radical newspapers over his career, but the one that he founded and ran for decades — Il Martello — is the one most closely identified with him, and he with it.

Tresca founded Il Martello in 1917, and he directed it (with some interruptions due to poor finances) until his assassination in 1943.

As is evident from the broad range of writing genres it encompassed, Il Martello was not a traditional Italian anarchist newspaper or a “movement” publication in the specific way that La Questione Sociale (edited by Ludovico Caminita and by Galleani briefly) was for anarcho-syndicalists, or the Cronaca Sovversiva and L’Adunata dei Refrattari were for anti-organizationist anarchist communists like Galleani and his followers.

Rather, Il Martello was too eclectic and unorthodox, like Tresca himself, to be classified according to conventional typology —“You can’t label him. You can’t classify him,” said Max Eastman in a famous The New Yorker profile.

The personal affection that Tresca’s friends and colleagues had for him infuriated the more cerebral Galleani and his ultraloyal founders, who unfairly attacked Tresca personally when they were unable to do so doctrinally.

Creator

Carlo Tresca

Publisher

Casa Ed. "Il Martello"

Date

4 Marzo [March] 1922

Language

Italian

Citation

Carlo Tresca, “Il Martello [The Hammer], Vol. VIII, No. 8. New York: Casa Ed. "Il Martello," 4 Marzo [March] 1922.,” Italian-Language American Imprints: The Periconi Collection, accessed September 26, 2022, https://italianamericanimprints.omeka.net/items/show/530.

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