At the crossroads of race and gender during the Spanish Civil War

Twentieth Century Communism - ISSN 1758-6437
Volume 2023 Number 25

At the crossroads of race and gender during the Spanish Civil War
KATHRYN A. EVERLY pages 79-103


Salaria Kea, the only African American nurse to serve during the Spanish Civil War, fought against racism and fascism her entire life. Her contributions during the war in Spain, as well as her legacy, have become complicated matters, as the veracity of her testimony found in archival materials is routinely questioned and at times blatantly negated. Kea’s experience as an African American woman positions her at the crossroads of racial and gender hierarchies that mark her identity in complex ways. Through the lens of various theories of intersectionality, this article will grapple with the precarious modes of historical discourse found in the archive, and vindicate Kea’s testimony, recognising it as making a crucial contribution – from a unique perspective – to the understanding of a more nuanced historical picture. 

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KATHRYN A. EVERLY (2023) At the crossroads of race and gender during the Spanish Civil War, Twentieth Century Communism, 2023(25), 79-103

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