Separatism, the Allies and the Mafia: The Struggle for Sicilian Independence, 1943-1948 (Google eBook)

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Lehigh University Press, Jan 1, 1998 - History - 289 pages
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The Sicilian Separatist Movement, which demanded an independent Sicilian nation, was one of the most pressing problem for the Italian state between 1943 and 1946. This book examines the movement's origins, leaders, and followers, as well as the actions in which separatists engaged to establish a free Sicily, the factors that caused the movement's demise, and its legacy.
  

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Contents

Sicily from Mussolini to Badoglio
18
The Birth of the Separatist Movement
36
The Struggle Begins
53
Separatism and Its Enemies
69
On the Rise
93
At the Height
106
In the Balance
126
The Radical Phase
137
Decline
150
The State Acts
163
The End
175
Epilogue
186
Notes
196
Bibliography
267
Index
277
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