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Unresolved Issues in “People’s History”

September 1, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


This Seminar follows the event “The Life that Sam Might have Lived”: Remembering Sam Levinger, the Spanish Civil War, and the Radical Possibilities of the 1930s

80 years ago, Columbusite and OSU student Sam Levinger wrote his family from Spain that “the Fascists want war, and bitter war we will give them.” Worried about the rise of fascism, Sam volunteered for the Abraham Lincoln Battalion and was killed in early September of 1937 at the Battle of Belchite.   Join Sam’s young friend (and renowned activist and historian) Staughton Lynd for a lecture.

“As for my friends, give them my love if you run across them. Tell them I said there’s only one thing to remember—that there’s one comrade less to do the job of soldier of discontent. They’ll all have to do some work to make up for my getting perforated. See if that will get a few of these mugwumps into action.”  Sam Levinger in Spain, early 1937

Joint Early and Modern American Seminar:

Staunton Lynd, Attorney, Independent Scholar

Unresolved Issues in “People’s History.”

168 Dulles Hall, Department of History, Ohio State



September 1, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Dulles Hall, Ohio State University
230 Annie and John Glenn Way
Columbus, OH 43210 United States
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Department of History, Ohio State University

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