Freethinkers, anarchists and Francisco Ferrer: the making of a transnational solidarity campaign

  title={Freethinkers, anarchists and Francisco Ferrer: the making of a transnational solidarity campaign},
  author={Daniel Laqua},
  journal={European Review of History: Revue europ{\'e}enne d’histoire},
  pages={467 - 484}
  • D. Laqua
  • Published 4 July 2014
  • Political Science, History
  • European Review of History: Revue européenne d’histoire
This article examines the transnational solidarity campaign for Francisco Ferrer, the Catalan anarchist and educator who was sentenced to death for his alleged involvement in Barcelona's ‘Tragic Week’ of 1909. The international scale of the protests against Ferrer's execution was much remarked upon by his contemporaries. While historians have examined both the nature of demonstrations in support of Ferrer and the way in which he was commemorated, they have mostly focused on specific national… 
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