08 Oct “Good Christians, Good Citizens, Good Patriots”.Young Italy and the Atlantic struggle for the Nation, 1835-1848
Between the mid-1830s and the mid-1840s, hundreds of Young Italy’s agents left Italy’s coasts to support the struggle against the Ancien Régime from abroad. From Montevideo to New York, these exiles created associations, founded newspapers, formed military legions, and established a national community abroad. These revolutionaries – as human transfers of the cause for unification – led the birth of a republican international of patriots. American exile encouraged a collective experience of politicization for the Mazzinian generation, turning the Atlantic into a diaspora laboratory of the Risorgimento.