The Lincoln Brigade
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The Lincoln Brigade



The day after Christmas in 1936, a group of ninety-six Americans sailed from New York to help Spain defend its democratic government against fascism. Ultimately, twenty-eight hundred United States volunteers reached Spain to become the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Few Lincolns had any military training. More than half were seriously wounded or died in battle. Most Lincolns were activists and idealists who had worked with and demonstrated for the homeless and unemployed during the Great Depression. They were poets and blue-collar workers, professors and students, seamen and journalists, lawyers and painters, Christians and Jews, blacks and whites. The Brigade was the first fully integrated United States army, and Oliver Law, an African American from Texas, was an early Lincoln commander. William Loren Katz and the late Marc Crawford twice traveled with the Brigade to Spain in the 1980s, interviewed surviving Lincolns on old battlefields, and obtained never-before-published documents and photographs for this book.



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Published 15 May 2013
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Wipf and Stock Publishers 199 W 8th Ave, Suite 3 Eugene, OR 97401 The Lincoln Brigade A Picture History By Katz, William Loren and Crawford, Marc Copyright©1989 by Katz, William Loren ISBN 13: 978-1-62032-901-6 Publication date 5/15/2013 Previously published by Apex Press, 1989
Francisco Franco’s army mutiny against the
darity. Before learning of the Lincoln Brigade
lines of Jarma, across the jagged Pyrenees
demonstrated that internationalism is not the
Brigade Archives/Brandeis University Spanish