December 06, 2018

Book Talk with Fraser Ottanelli, co-author of Assassins Against the Old Order: Italian Anarchist Violence in Fin De Siècle Europe on Sept. 28, 2019

Haledon, NJ -- On Saturday, September 28th, 2019 at 2PM, the American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark proudly welcomes the general public to a book reception and signing event with author Fraser M. Ottanelli, Ph.D.  Dr. Ottanelli will discuss the recently published book, Assassins Against the Old Order:  Italian Anarchist Violence in Fin De Siècle Europe (University of Illinois Press, 2018) and will answer questions.  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.

The Botto House National Landmark, home of the American Labor Museum, is located at 83 Norwood Street, Haledon, New Jersey.  It was the meeting place for over 20,000 silk mill workers during the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike.  The Museum's hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9AM-5PM.  Tours are offered Wednesday through Saturday from 1-4PM or by appointment.  For further information, please visit the Museum's website or email