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eBook Mississippi to Madrid: Memoir of a Black American in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade download ISBN: 0940880202
Author: James Yates
Publisher: Open Hand Pub Llc (November 1, 1988)
Language: English
Pages: 183
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Category: Biography
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Mississippi to Madrid book. Yates discusses his experiences in the United States and Spain, fighting with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.

Mississippi to Madrid book.

Yates, James, Mississippi to Madrid: Memoir of a Black American in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Bengston, Henry, On the Left in America: Memoirs of the n Labor Movement. Open Hand Publishing, 1989. Kermit B. Westerbrook, trans. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1999.

James Yates, who went from the cotton fields of Mississippi to the battlefields of the Spanish Civil War and the . He chronicled his journey in "Mississippi to Madrid: Memoir of a Black American in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade

James Yates, who went from the cotton fields of Mississippi to the battlefields of the Spanish Civil War and the New York civil rights fights, died on Sunday in Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan. He was 87. He suffered a brief illness, his family said. He chronicled his journey in "Mississippi to Madrid: Memoir of a Black American in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Published first in 1986 by Shamal Books (New York), it was reissued three years later by Open Hand (Seattle). Mr. Yates became a familiar figure on Greenwich Village street corners, selling his book from a table and sharing the story of his life with passers-by.

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Mississippi to Madrid: Memoir of a Black American in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade". Seattle: Open Hand Publishing, 1989. Abraham Lincoln Battalion - ▪ Spanish American history a force of volunteers from the United States who served on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War from January 1937 until November 1938. All seven International Brigades (. each composed of three or mor. niversalium. Assassinat d'Abraham Lincoln - L’assassinat d Abraham Lincoln a eu lieu le 14 avril 1865 à Washington, DC.

James Yates returned to the US after having been wounded in the Spanish Civil Wa. James Yates died in January, 1994.

James Yates returned to the US after having been wounded in the Spanish Civil War. He will be remembered for his active role in the struggle for freedom. The Jimmy Yates Award is presented annually to a short story writer by the Molasses Pond Writers Workshop in Franklin, Maine. Library descriptions.

In simple words James Yates makes clear the relationship between his struggle for civil rights in the US and his later contribution to the International Brigades in Spain.

Mississippi to Madrid: Memoir of a Black American In the Abraham Lincoln Bri- gade

Mississippi to Madrid: Memoir of a Black American In the Abraham Lincoln Bri- gade. Seattle, WA: Open Hand Publishing, 1989.

From his birth to a share cropper family in the cotton fields of Mississippi to the unrest in Chicago and New York during the depression, James Yates's experience with labor protest and union organizing shaped his vision of freedom and led to his decision to fight against fascism in the Spanish Civil War.

Approximately 100 Blacks were among the 3,200 volunteers from the US that formed the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, the first non-Jim Crow military organization in US history. Yates describes Oliver Law, the first Black commander of a US military unit; Paul Robeson; Langston Hughes, who Yates drove to the front; and nurse Salaria Key O'Reilly. Yates makes cogent connections between fascism and racism.

James Yates returned to the US after having been wounded in the Spanish Civil War. He will be remembered for his active role in the struggle for freedom. James Yates died in January, 1994. The Jimmy Yates Award is presented annually to a short story writer by the Molasses Pond Writers Workshop in Franklin, Maine.

Comments: (7)
Tygokasa
I just finished this book and I could barely put it down. It is written in a simple straight forward artless style. This fits the subject well.

I almost find the first half of the book more interesting than the second. The first half ends with his volunteering for Spain, but the book begins with his growing up in Mississippi. He escapes from Mississippi when he was 16 and it is as much an escape as any jail break. The book details how difficult it was after a childhood spent in the kind of brutally oppressive society that was the South to even think of living like a free man. He describes how he was too frightened to sit next to a white woman on a bus when he first got to Chicago, for instance.

I would have liked more detail about his development as a radical and movement person, but that part doesn't seem to interest him. He is more interested in actions than in his thoughts. Certainly, the book moves and holds your attention. The one tihng that comes through is that he is the type of person who is able to understand that what his people were fighting in the U.S. was the same thing the Republicans were fighting in Spain. He is definitely one of those people who make you blink your eyes in amazement at what he was able to accomplish.
Nilador
James Yates went from Jim Crow poverty in the south to Herbert Hoover poverty in the north. He chose another path. He ended up in Spain fighting for the Republican government there. Yates' story is an important one to tell. Well written and will be useful for people of all colors in the US to understand what commitment to freedom really means.
Alsath
History often never shared. So glad to be an adult to read what I want to. Always heard something about guys like this. They did a good deed based upon what they believed in.

Not always the most organized and equipped units. Clearly, this should another example where leaderships passions don't always mean great outcomes. Training. Practice. Education. Resources. Logistics. Win every war ... in the end.

Acommon1 commoner's thoughts.
Ucantia
Good history book about race relations in Mississippi on the early 20 century
Coiril
The book came before date and it was really good quality!
I would buy from this person again.
Pad
This is an important book since the role African Americans and women play in world events is often ignored or minimized. Mr. Yates's first person account of Black men and women's contribution to Spain's Civil War is heartfelt and provides a small snapshot of events that transpired in 1937. Ultimately, the book raises more issues than it resolves: more needs to be known about Langston Hughes and Richard Wright in Spain during this period and a critical study of social activist Louise Thompson is long overdue. Yet Mississippi to Madrid, told in a simple, straight forward style, is a poignant memoir chronicling an important historic event and makes a compelling case for more scholarship on African Americans who served in the Lincoln Brigade.
digytal soul
An excellent book, which pays attention to an episode in history, that should not be forgotten. In simple words James Yates makes clear the relationship between his struggle for civil rights in the US and his later contribution to the International Brigades in Spain. Also his courage to go on with his activities after the Worldwar, as his pictures show, is impressive...