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Title Women, antifascism and Mussolini's Italy : the life of Marion Cave Rosselli / Isabelle Richet.
Author Richet, Isabelle, author.
Publication London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.
Copyright date ©2018
Description x, 334 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series International library of twentieth century history ; 128
International library of twentieth century history.
Summary Marion Cave Rosselli is remembered as the 'perfect companion' of the Italian Antifascist leader Carlo Rosselli, assassinated in Paris in June 1937. But little is known about the young English student fired with revolutionary enthusiasm who moved to Florence in 1919, witnessed the violent march of fascism to power and thereafter became a resolute adversary of the Mussolini dictatorship. Based on a wealth of little-used private and public archives, this biography retraces her journey from a modest home on the outskirts of London to the first underground Antifascist opposition in Italy, from the prison island of Lipari to exile in Paris and the United States. It reveals the social, cultural and existential factors which underpinned her unflinching political engagement alongside her husband. It also highlights the many challenges faced by Antifascist women within a highly patriarchal movement by bringing to life the figure of a woman who challenged the traditional division of labour within the family and struggled to carve a political role for herself. Reconstructing Marion Cave Rosselli's experience in relation to the multiple political, social and cultural worlds she moved in, this book broadens our understanding of the Antifascist movement and offers a richly-detailed portrait of a time full of hopes, anxieties and disappointments. -- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 318-325) and index.
Contents A British Education -- Witnessing the Rise of Fascism in Florence (September 1919-January 1923) -- Becoming Biancafiore (1923-24) -- The Best of Times, The Worst of Times (1924-26) -- From Milan to Savona: The Last Stand in Italy (July 1926-September 1927) -- Welcome to the 'Escape Club': Lipari (January 1928-July 1929) -- New Beginnings: The Heroic Years (1929-31) -- Building a Life in Exile (1932-34) -- The Personal is Political (1935-36) -- Death in Normandy (Spring 1937) -- Hope against Hope (July 1937-July 1940) -- So Far Away from Italy USA -- (July 1940-July 1943) -- Hope is Reborn USA -- (July 1943-June 1946) -- Coming Home (July 1946-October 1949).
Subject Rosselli, Marion Cave.
Rosselli, Carlo, 1899-1937 -- Relations with women.
Socialists -- Italy -- Biography.
Socialists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Fascism -- Italy -- History -- 20th century.
Rosselli, Carlo, 1899-1937. (OCoLC)fst00033964
Fascism. (OCoLC)fst00921551
Relations with women. (OCoLC)fst01354410
Socialists. (OCoLC)fst01123754
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Italy. (OCoLC)fst01204565
Genre Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 1350155381 (paperback)
9781350155381 (paperback)

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