New York's Volunteers


About Us

During the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), almost forty thousand men and women from fifty-two countries, including 2,800 Americans, volunteered to travel to Spain and join the International Brigades to help fight fascism. The U.S. volunteers served in various units and came to be known collectively as the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. This website is dedicated to our annual project, where students dedicate a month to research a New Yorker who volunteered to fight in the Spanish Civil War.

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The home page for the site. This page.
Some further information, providing some background. The page contains a brief synopsis of the war, its causes, and its effects, as well as recommended further reading.
The soul of the site, it contains research, including images and sources, on volunteers who fought in the war. The biographies also contain tags for easy searching and classification.
A list of useful sources used by the researchers. The list is automatically generated and is by no means exhaustive.
A visual tool that allows you to view connections between volunteers, events, and other tags. The tags and names are presented as an interactive network that you can navigate, and which will link you to related biographies.
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