Historian and Eastern graduate Richard Lenzi has just published his first book with SUNY Press, Facing Toward the Dawn: the Italian Anarchists of New London

From the SUNY Press website: ‘”This book is the product of some wonderful and groundbreaking historical detective work, and it succeeds in combining two seemingly incongruent genres of history: the local/neighborhood study and the history of transnational migration and radicalism. The result is one of the best and most detailed histories of a single anarchist community written to date. In addition, it makes new and important contributions to the history and background of the Sacco-Vanzetti case, Prohibition, and the history of fascism and anti-fascism in the United States. Scholars and lay readers interested in any of these areas will find this work indispensable.” — Kenyon Zimmer, author of Immigrants against the State: Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America’

A link to the book on Amazon is below. Watch this space for news about an upcoming book talk at Eastern!