From Depression to revival
The opening chapter outlines the state of the transatlantic anarchist movement before 1936 and its immediate response to the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. Anarchism was weak in Britain, Ireland and the United States in the early 1930s, but events in Spain reinvigorated an ailing movement. The chapter briefly outlines the main foreign solidarity organisations in Britain, Ireland and the United States at the start of the conflict and looks at the reception of propaganda produced by the CNT-FAI Foreign Language Division in Barcelona. It ends with a discussion of transatlantic anarchist volunteers in the armies and militias of the Spanish Republic.