Nunzio Pernicone, Ph.D.
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- B.A., (With Honors in the Social Sciences), The City College of New York, 1962
- M.A., The City University of New York, 1964
- Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1971
I was born and raised in Greenwich Village, New York City, and I received my B.A. and M.A. degrees from the City College of New York (CUNY), and my Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. There I studied under the direction of the late A. William Salomone, then the pre-eminent historian of modern Italy teaching in the United States. My areas of research specialization are Italian and Italian-American radicalism, anti-Fascism, and labor. I have written Italian Anarchism, 1864-1892 (Princeton University Press, 1994), Carlo Tresca: Portrait of a Rebel (Palgrave, 2005), edited Carlo Tresca's Autobiography (John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 2003), and published numerous articles on the Italian labor movement, Luigi Galleani and Italian anarchist terrorism, anti-Fascism and the Greco-Carrillo case, Arturo Giovannitti, Sacco and Vanzetti, and Carlo Tresca.
I have also appeared in three film documentaries and a public radio broadcast on the Sacco-Vanzetti case. Prior to my teaching at Drexel, I taught Italian and modern European history at Columbia University in New York, and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Since 1987, I have taught at Drexel University, where I hold the rank of full professor. I reside in Bucks County, PA, with my wife, Christine Zervos, and our four cats. My primary cultural interest is opera, with a preference for the singers of the "Golden Age."
- “The Case of Pietro Acciarito: Accomplices, Psychological Torture, and Raison d’État,” Journal for the Study of Radicalism, Vol. 5, no. 1 (Spring 2011): 67-104.
- Carlo Tresca: Portrait of a Rebel. (New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, Forthcoming Aug. 2005), 352 pp.
- The Autobiography of Carlo Trescaa, edited with introduction and notes by Nunzio Pernicone. (New York : John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 2003.
- Italian Anarchism, 1864-1892. (Princeton, NJ.: Princeton University Press, 1993), 336 pp.