Thursday, September 22, 2016

October 2016 issue of Informer

October 2016 Issue Contents
Editorial


A highly regarded sculptor of granite was shot to death at a 1903 meeting of socialists in Vermont. Elia Corti joined a growing list of martyrs to the radical leftist cause of anarchism, championed by Vermont-based newspaper editor Luigi Galleani.

A short time after the death of Corti, followers of Galleani engaged in a war of terror against leading figures of capitalism and the government of the United States. The little-remembered fight involved government abuses of individual rights, wholesale deportations of foreigners deemed to be threats and a series of anarchist bombings that climaxed with a deadly explosion on Wall Street.

In this issue, Thomas Hunt looks at the Corti killing (Link) and the anarchists’ conflict with the U.S. (Link).

Also in this issue:

  •   Historian/genealogist Justin Cascio explores 100 years of family links among the leaders of the Corleone, Sicily, Mafia and its U.S. Mafia offshoots. (Link).
  •   Book review and notes (Link).
  •   In ‘The Warner Files,’ Richard N. Warner discusses the entertaining but flawed history told by Herbert Asbury (Link).
  •   100 Years Ago (Link).
  •   In ‘Just One More Thing,’ Thomas Hunt tries to track down elusive Providence, Rhode Island, boss Frank ‘Butsey” Morelli (Link).

48 pages including covers and nine pages of advertisements.

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Leftist radicals clash in Barre, Vermont

October 2016 contents
Features.

Leftist radicals clash in Barre, Vermont
Sculptor Elia Corti is slain as
U.S. vs anarchy war begins
by Thomas Hunt

"What was billed as a political discussion became a bloody melee. Several gunshots were fired and a man fell mortally wounded. At least one man was stabbed. Another was thrown down stone stairs into the street. By the time police arrived, the shooting victim was near death, and the cause of American anarchism was about to gain a new martyr."

Ten pages including one and a half pages of notes, nine images.

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'Family business' - the Corleone Fratuzzi

October 2016 contents
Features.

'Family business' - the Corleone Fratuzzi
by Justin Cascio

"Nearly all the leaders of the Corleone Mafia for the past hundred years have been related to one another through blood and marriage. The Sicilian Mafia we know today was once many Mafias. Each town, suburb and district of the Province of Palermo, the heartland of the Sicilian mafia, had a local gang and a different leader..."

Twelve and a half pages, one family tree

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Warner Files: Asbury's flawed history

October 2016 contents.
Columns.

The Warner Files: 
History must be more than
the repetition of legend
by Richard N. Warner

"Lately I've been revisiting The Gangs of New York. Not the film, although the Martin Scorsese-directed film was enjoyable. My favorite character was Daniel Day-Lewis's 'Bill the Butcher' Cutting, the stove-pipe hat wearing nativist bully, and my favorite scene was the preamble to the fight between Cutting's Natives against the Dead Rabbits. Liam Neeson as the priest Vallon stands holding a cross and one gang after another lines up on his side. 'The O'Connell Guard!' 'The Shirt Tails!' 'The Chichesters!' 'The Forty Thieves!' Entertaining, yes. Accurate history, not so much..."

One and a half pages.

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The Galleanists' war of terror

October 2016 contents.
Features.

The Galleanists' war of terror
by Thomas Hunt

"The roots of the anarchist political philosophy in Europe extend back to the French Revolution and may be detected in many of the countries of Europe. Living conditions of the working classes through the Industrial Revolution aided the spread of the anti-authority philosophy. Some of its early proponents in Italy were Carlo Cafiero, Errico Malatesta and Giuseppe Fanelli.
Though socialists-communists and anarchists sought similar revolutionary objectives, they differed substantially on approach and regularly came into conflict..."

Five and a half pages including one page of notes, two images.

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Books

October 2016 Contents
Books

Books

  •   'Wiser Guy' recalls the wiseguys.
  •   Expected next year
  •   Dark History and Horror Convention.
  •   Prosecutor writes about 'Crooked Brooklyn.'

100 Years Ago: 1916

October 2016 issue contents
Columns

100 Years Ago: 1916

"January 12—One Dallas patrolman is killed and another is seriously wounded in a gunfight with Italian gangsters. Police are searching for saloon-keeper Frank Bonano, believed to be one of the gangsters..."

One half page, one image

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Just One More Thing: 'Butsey' Morelli

October 2016 issue contents
columns

Just One More Thing
On the trail of 'Butsey' Morelli
by Thomas Hunt

"Those seeking information on long-time Providence, Rhode Island, rackets boss Frank 'Butsey' Morelli have likely encountered the few short mentions in former mobster Vincent Teresa's autobiography and very little else. Morelli was an important figure in the development of the New England Mafia, and he was an especially long-tenured chieftain over the Providence underworld, but he was not a cooperative historical figure."

Three pages, two images

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