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The Fascist Revolution in Tuscany, 1919-22 - Frank Snowden

The Fascist Revolution in Tuscany, 1919-22


Published: 7th June 2004
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Tuscany, a major agricultural region, played a key role in the rise of fascism to power. This is the first detailed study of the social origins of the fascist reaction within Tuscan society, offering an analysis of the tensions in the social fabric of the region to which fascism responded with such violence. Tuscan fascism was second to none in its violence, organizational strength, intransigence, and missionary zeal. In both town and countryside the central task is to answer the question of who supported fascism, and why. To what extent did Tuscany conform to national patterns? What were the implications of the pattern of support for fascism in Tuscany for the wider interpretation of the movement? The author offers a thematic approach, discussing agrarian fascism, industrial and urban activity, and reactions between the black shirts and state officials. Thus the significance of the fascist militancy of particular social groups and classes can be assessed for the period between the mass strikes in 1919 to the end of labor militancy marked by the beginning of the fascist dictatorship.

List of abbreviations and Italian terms
Map of Tuscany
The Countryside
Partnership and love
The appeal of the right
The Cities
Big business and Mussolini
The petty bourgeoisie and the Squads
The State
Compromise and collusion
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ISBN: 9780521528665
ISBN-10: 0521528666
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 7th June 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.46