New York's Volunteers

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Resources on the site

A brief synopsis of the war and recommended further reading.
Student-researched biographies of volunteers in the Brigade.
A searchable collection of about 400,000 documents from the COMINTERN archives about the war.
Non-exhaustive list of external sources in biographies.
A visual tool for viewing connections between volunteers, events, organizations, origins, etc.
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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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