7 - The Galleanists

A profile of Italian anarchist Luigi Galleani and his followers, the Galleanists, who after his deportation engaged in a campaign of bombing and destruction across the country.  Also the "Palmer Raids" of 1919-1920 and a few appearances of people who became of importance later.



“Anarchists held Paterson,” Leadville (CO) Herald Democrat, June 19, 1902.

“Anarchists in bombing case under arrest,” Port Huron (MI) Times Herald, June 5, 1919.

“Arrest Boston Bolshevist in Roxbury bomb outrage,” Boston Globe, June 4, 1919.

“Arrest of bomb plot heads to be made soon,” Muncie (IN) Evening Press, June 4, 1919.

“Believe Paterson bomb meant for Fitzgerald,” Boston Globe, June 4, 1919.

“Bomb for Mr. Smoot returned to Gimbel's,” Washington Evening Star, May 1, 1919.

“Bomb is sent to Senator Overman,” Washington Evening Star, May 1, 1919.

“Central Union and the Paterson riots,” New York Times, November 3, 1902.

“Congress aroused to stamp out Red activities in U.S.,” Buffalo Enquirer, June 4, 1919.

Cronaca Sovversiva plant is raided,” Barre (VT) Daily Times, September 5, 1918.

“Luigi Galleani on trial in N.J.,” Montpelier (VT) Journal, April 26, 1907.

“May have M'Queen,” Elmira (NY) Star-Gazette, June 27, 1902.

“Mistaken identity Galleani's defense,” Barre (VT) Daily Times, April 27, 1907.

“M'Queen here to surrender for sentence,” The Star Press (Muncie, IN), April 11, 1904.

“New York bomb trail leads to Philadelphia,” Boston Globe, June 4, 1919.

“Once helped publish Cronaca Sovversiva,” Barre (VT) Daily Times, May 5, 1920.

“Ordered deported,” Barre (VT) Daily Times, February 20, 1919.

“Palmer asks for appropriation to hunt down Reds,” El Paso Times, June 13, 1919.

“Plot to assassinate King Humbert and other monarchs was hatched in this city,” New York World, August 3, 1900.

“Police seek boy explosion spared,” Binghamton (NY) Press and Sun-Bulletin, July 6, 1904.

“Red at Niagara,” Buffalo Enquirer, September 17, 1920.

“Soldiers are sent to quell Paterson riots,” Buffalo Evening News, June 20, 1902.

“Sued for $5,000,” Montpelier (VT) Journal, December 29, 1910.

“Terrorists attack in Philadelphia, wrecking houses of judge, police head and prominent businessman by bombs,” Barre (VT) Daily Times, December 31, 1918.

“Trials of Tarrytown rioters are postponed,” Binghamton (NY) Press and Sun-Bulletin, July 6, 1904.

“U.S. hunts anarchists as May Day mail plot fails to gain victims,” Washington Evening Star, May 1, 1919.

“Work of anarchists of some other city,” Boston Globe, June 3, 1919.

Flynn, William J. “On the trail of the anarchist band,” Nashville Tennessean, March 5, 1922.

Gage, Beverly. The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in its First Age of Terror. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.


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