Immigration Justice Campaign Wins 9th ALBA/Puffin Activist Award

March 9, 2019
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Immigration Justice Campaign Wins 9th ALBA/Puffin Activist Award

On May 5, ALBA and the Puffin Foundation will join in honoring and supporting the Immigration Justice Campaign (IJC) with the 2019 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism in a ceremony to be held at the Museum of the City of New York (tickets | press release).
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ALBA Teaches More Institutes Than Ever

March 9, 2019
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ALBA Teaches More Institutes Than Ever

In 2018, ALBA held a record number of eleven institutes and workshops for high school teachers throughout the country, reaching more than 270 teachers and thousands of students.
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Letter from ALBA: The Struggle Goes On

March 9, 2019
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Letter from ALBA: The Struggle Goes On

Dear Friends and Comrades: One foot in the past and one foot in the present, with our eyes set on the future: that’s ALBA’s signature straddle. As our tagline says, we teach history to inspire activism and uphold human rights. Inspired by the anti-fascist...
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A Transformative Dive into the Archive

A Transformative Dive into the Archive

What does it mean for undergraduates to do the work of narrating memory? Two faculty and one librarian worked with undergraduate students in the Hunter College Archives and the...
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Teaching Art and Politics of the Spanish Civil War

March 9, 2019
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Teaching Art and Politics of the Spanish Civil War

High school history teachers who struggle to find room in their curriculum to teach the Spanish Civil War. One way to create space is to introduce the topic as...
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Faces of ALBA: Dean Burrier Sanchis

March 9, 2019
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Faces of ALBA: Dean Burrier Sanchis

Dean Burrier Sanchis is a Spanish teacher and soccer coach in Elk Grove, Illinois. He also has a deep personal connection to the Spanish Civil War. Dean has spent...
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The Last US-born Volunteer: Raphael Buch Brage (1915-2018)

March 4, 2019
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The Last US-born Volunteer: Raphael Buch Brage (1915-2018)

When, in early 2016, we mourned the passing of Delmer Berg, the sole surviving US volunteer to fight in the Spanish Civil War, we had no idea that another US volunteer was still living in southern France. Dean Burrier uncovers his remarkable life story.
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A Chance Find at the Archive: The Life of Vicente García Riestra

March 9, 2019
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A Chance Find at the Archive: The Life of Vicente García Riestra

An old snapshot of three smiling teenagers leads a researcher to one of the Spanish survivors of the Buchenwald concentration camp.
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Human Rights Column: You Can Keep Your Huddled Masses: Trump v. Immigrants

March 9, 2019
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<em>Human Rights Column:</em> You Can Keep Your Huddled Masses: Trump v. Immigrants

From the moment he assumed office, President Trump has advanced the most xenophobic immigration policy since the days of the Chinese Exclusion Act (1882), negatively affecting all immigrants regardless of status, including naturalized citizens.
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An Early Casualty of the War: Arthur Witt

March 9, 2019
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An Early Casualty of the War: Arthur Witt

New Yorker Arthur Witt was among the many Lincoln volunteers to be killed at Jarama, in February 1937. Although he was only 29, he’d lived a full life. The...
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Book Review: Memory Battles of the Spanish Civil War

March 9, 2019
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Book Review: <em>Memory Battles of the Spanish Civil War</em>

Sebastiaan Faber, Memory Battles of the Spanish Civil War: History, Fiction, Photography. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2018. 241 pp.
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Book Review: The Impostor

March 9, 2019
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Book Review: <em>The Impostor</em>

Javier Cercas, The Impostor. Translation Frank Wynne. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018. 384 pp.
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The Painful Past of Spanish Civil War Refugees in France, 80 Years On

March 9, 2019
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The Painful Past of Spanish Civil War Refugees in France, 80 Years On

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared on France24 and is reprinted here with the author’s permission. Nearly half a million Spaniards crossed the border into France after Barcelona fell to General...
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Letter to the Editors

March 9, 2019
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Letter to the Editors

A few years ago, my wife and I visited Vienna and made a side trip by train to Mauthausen.
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Join the Jarama Society

March 9, 2019
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Join the Jarama Society

As you make your plans, please consider including ALBA in your will or living trust, or naming us as a beneficiary of your state.
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Waiting, by Alvah C. Bessie

January 12, 2019
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Waiting, by Alvah C. Bessie

The Volunteer for Liberty, V. 2, No. 31, September 5, 1938   We moved down off the hill in single file, the taste of breakfast still in our mouths...
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Frank Rogers, War Commissar of the Mac-Paps by Johnny McGrandle

February 8, 2019
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Frank Rogers, War Commissar of the Mac-Paps by Johnny McGrandle

  The Volunteer for Liberty, V2, No. 25, July 19, 1938 Just outside of Belchite towards Fuentes de Todos, a shell landed in the Estado Mayor of the Lincoln,...
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Written During An Airplane Attack by Daniel Hutner

January 30, 2019
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Written During An Airplane Attack by Daniel Hutner

Written During An Airplane Attack by Daniel Hutner American Volunteer Killed In Action –September, 1937 The Volunteer for Liberty, V. 1, No. 15, September 20, 1937 Dawn still sleeps;...
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