Academic Historian

Peter N. Carroll is Chair Emeritus of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, an educational non-profit organization ( He is the author The Odyssey of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Americans in the Spanish Civil War(Stanford University Press). Other relevant works include From Guernica to Human Rights: Essays on the Spanish Civil War and The Good Fight Continues: World War II Letters from the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. He is currently Poetry Moderator at—a free online news service. His latest collection of poetry is This Land, These People, The 50 States which won the 2022 Prize Americana from the Institute for the Study of Popular Culture. He lives in Belmont CA.

African American Anti-Fascists in the Spanish Civil War

Approximately 90 African Americans fought in Spain during the civil war that engulfed that nation between 1936 and 1939. The war became a proxy war for the European great powers as the Soviet Union supported the newly established Second Spanish Republic while Nazi Germany and … Read MoreAfrican American Anti-Fascists in the Spanish Civil War