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In the Archive: American Scientists’ Gift to Republic

November 12, 2011
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In the Archive: American Scientists’ Gift to Republic

From News of Spain, November 9, 1938 New Pellagra Cure to Madrid Thirty-nine of America’s leading scientists, incuding three Nobel Laureates and thirteen members of the National Academy of Sciences, joined last week in sending to pellagra victims in Madrid a special gift of twenty-five pounds of nicotinic acid, the newly discovered cure for...
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Nadie es profeta en su tierra: A propósito del legado de Garzón

November 6, 2011
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Nadie es profeta en su tierra: A propósito del legado de Garzón

(English text.) Durante las últimas dos semanas del mes de octubre, han estado muy a la vista las amplias y profundas contribuciones del Juez español Baltasar Garzón a la promoción de la justicia y de los derechos humanos. Aunque los titulares y los “sound-bytes” que nos llegan de lugares tan alejados como...
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Ziff’s “Mexican Suitcase” opens in NYC and Spain this weekend

November 2, 2011
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Ziff’s “Mexican Suitcase” opens in NYC and Spain this weekend

On Friday, the same day the film opens at movie theaters in Spain, Trisha Ziff's gripping documentary The Mexican Suitcase is being screened at ALBA's Human Rights Film Festival (Museum of the City of New York, tickets here, trailer here). See here for coverage in the Spanish press today. The Suitcase...
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More photos

October 24, 2011
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More photos

A beautiful slideshow of this weekend's events can be found here.
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Remarks at Inauguration of the IB Monument, Ana Pérez

October 24, 2011
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Remarks at Inauguration of the IB Monument, Ana Pérez

Translation of remarks made by the President of the Asociación de Amigos de las Brigadas Internacionales (AABI), Ana Pérez, at the inauguration of the monument to the International Brigades at Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid, Spain.  October 22, 2011. A monument to the International Brigades is, above all, a monument to international solidarity.  And in this...
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Review of Cold War Exiles in Mexico: US Dissidents and the Culture of Resistance

October 12, 2011
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(Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2008) Review published in American Studies, Vol 50, Nos 3/4, Fall/Winter, 2009. This is an impressive piece of scholarship, which combines admirable bibliographic and archival research with clear, engaging prose.  Throughout the book’s five main chapters, Schreiber painstakingly reconstructs the biographical and artistic trajectories of a talented and diverse...
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“Enterrado,” a memoir by Frank Pirie

September 18, 2011
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“Enterrado,” a memoir by Frank Pirie

I see many men jump out of doors and windows and dive into trenches: I follow quickly. I land on my hands and knees in the bottom of a four or five foot deep trench. I straighten out my legs and like down with my face on my crossed wrists. ...
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The Future of ALBA

September 18, 2011
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The Future of ALBA

Planning for your will and your legacy? The Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade established their legacy with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives. Now you can continue their “good fight” by establishing a legacy gift to ALBA in your will. As a non-profit educational organization, 501(c)(3), ALBA can accept legacy gifts in any amount,...
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Caveat Lector: In the Archives

July 14, 2011
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Caveat Lector:  In the Archives

Over the years, I’ve had a chance to help a significant number of high school and college students and teachers wade into the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives.  Visitors are almost always taken by the immediacy of the primary sources contained in ALBA.  For folks used to the apparent omniscience and neutrality of history textbooks,...
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Blue Telegram From Spain

June 27, 2011
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Blue Telegram From Spain

The Dartmouth Alumni magazine just ran this tribute I wrote a long time ago to one of my undergraduate mentors, Robert Russell. I thought it might be of interest to you ALBA blog readers as well. Salud. Why Blue?
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