September 28, 2019 - September 28, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Monthly Cultural Programs

The Museum proudly welcomes the general public to a book reception and signing event with author Fraser Ottanelli, Ph.D. on Saturday, September 28th, 2019 at 2:00PM.  Dr. Ottanelli will discuss the recently published book that he co-authored with Nunzio Pernicone, Ph.D., Assassins Against the Old Order:  Italian Anarchists Violence in Fin De Siècle Europe (University of Illinois Press, 2019).  Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.

Assassins Against the Old Order looks at political assassinations in the 1890's and the still-misunderstood movement of anarchism in the nineteenth century.  It challenges the depiction of Italian anarchists as criminals and madmen and presents them as members of the working class who resist generalization.

Fraser M. Ottanelli is a professor of history at the University of South Florida.  He co-edited Letters from the Spanish Civil War:  A U.S. Volunteer Writes Home.

United We Bargain, Divided We Beg, an exhibit by Zach Horn will be on display at the Museum on September 28th and will remain on view through December 31st, 2019.  Tours of the Museum will be available and, the Museum store will be open for browsing and shopping.

For additional information about this event, please call the Museum at (973) 595-7953 or email