A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 15, 2019
“Yankee, go home!”

"Yankee, go home!” is a saying that has been printed on many images. The original banner was displayed by East German youths at a march in Berlin, on the Unter den Linden, on May 28, 1950. The banner shows a Soviet officer telling an American (holding out the Marshall Plan) that the United States is not wanted. The “Yankee, go home” message was East German (Communist) propaganda.

The “Yankee, go home!” expression usually reflects anti-Americanism (anti-imperialism), but sometimes it reflects Southern states anger against Northern states. “Mobile, Ala.: An Illinois woman writes to the Voice that Southerners should quit the Stars and Bars fad. We will, when you Yankees go home and leave us alone” was printed in the Sunday News (New York, NY) on March 2, 1952.


Wiktionary: Yankee go home
Phrase
Yankee go home

1. (idiomatic) United States people, go back to your country
— an anti-American slogan used to express anger or opposition at American (United States) presence in or influence over a foreign land, or of the presence of northerners in the American South.
Usage notes
The slogan is typically employed by the radical left, the communists, and Marxists.
In the slogan, the word Yankee has acquired a derogatory meaning.

Newspapers.com
29 May 1950, Hartford (CT) Courant, pg. 1, col. 2 photo cation:
Red Youths Parade Down Unter Den Linden
Their blue uniforms sodden from day-long downpours, these East German youths, part of a half million or more participating in Berlin’s biggest Communist show since the war, carry banner saying “Yankee, Go Home,” as they march on the historic thoroughfare, Unter Den Linden, May 28 (AP Radiophoto).

29 May 1950, Asbury Park (NJ) Evening Press, pg. 1, col. 2 photo caption:
EAST GERMAN YOUTHS IN COMMUNIST PARADE—Their blue uniforms sodden from day-long downpours, these East German youths, part of half a million or more participating in Berlin’s biggest Communist show since the war, carry a banner saying, “Yankee, Go Home,” as they march on the Unter Den Linden. The rally turned out to be a peaceful parade—“just like Hitler’s time,” muttered non-Communist German watchers.
(AP Photo by radio from Berlin)

29 May 1950, Burlington (NC) Daily Times-News, pg. 4A, col. 2 editorial:
YANKEE, GO HOME
SIGNIFICANT was one of the placards held by German youth who marched peacefully from the East to the West on Berlin yesterday. It read: Yankee, go home!

2 November 1950, Salt Lake Telegram (Salt Lake City, UT), “Attempt On President’s Life Traces to Red-Style Puerto Rican Party” (editorial), pg. 14, col. 2:
And the institution of self-government on the island (Puerto Rico—ed.) has still not changed his views: his theme is still: “Yankee, go home.”

2 March 1952, Sunday News (New York, NY), “Voice of the People,” pg. 17, col. 4:
DIXIE STAND.
Mobile, Ala.: An Illinois woman writes to the Voice that Southerners should quit the Stars and Bars fad. We will, when you Yankees go home and leave us alone.
(...)
SOUTHERN GIRL

26 March 1952, La Crosse (WI) Tribune, “Urge All-Out War Of Ideas: Request Funds For ‘Campaign Of Truth’” by Edward E. Bomar (AP), pg. 14, col. 5:
(Gen. J. Lawton—ed.) Collins urged that the State Department take responsibility for combatting “Yankee go home” propaganda in countries where increasing numbers of Americans are being sent in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization buildup.

Wikipedia photo: File:Yankee go home graffiti.png
Description
English: A resident washes “Yankee Go Home” graffiti off a wall in Tehran on August 21, 1953. Zahedi ordered a clean-up after the coup.
Date 21 August 1953
Source Iranian Archives
Author Unknown

YouTube
Yankee Go Home - Communist Propaganda (1950) (1958 is correct.—ed.)
A/V Geeks
Published on Jun 1, 2011
In this wonderful U.S. propaganda piece about Soviet propaganda, George V. Allen, director of the U. S. Information Agency and Ernest K. Lindley of Newsweek discuss with members of the Armed Forces how the Soviet Union was beating us in the disinformation race.

OCLC WorldCat record
Yankee, go home!!.
Author: Canal Zone Committee for U.S. Retention of the Panama Canal.
Publisher: [Balboa, Canal Zone] : [Canal Zone Committee for U.S. Retention of the Panama Canal], [1959]
Edition/Format: Print book : English

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Sweethearts of country music
Author: Wynn Stewart; Jan Howard, (Vocalist)
Publisher: Hollywood : Challenge, [1961?]
Edition/Format: Music LP : English
Contents:
Yankee go home (Wynn Stewart and Jan Howard) --

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Wide country: Yankee, go home!
Author: Preston Wood
Publisher: Universal City, Revue Studios, 1963.
Edition/Format: Print book : English

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Canadians Cry: “Yankee Go Home”
Author: Tom Arnett
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v5 n8 (197310): 27-28

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Adiós a Inés de Ulloa Yankee go home
Author: Luis Eduardo Aute
Publisher: Barcelona : Ariola-Eurodisc, DL 1976.
Edition/Format: Music : 45 rpm : Spanish

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Yankee go home : Communist propaganda
Author: George V Allen; Ernest Kidder Lindley; Norwood Studios, Inc.; Naval Photographic Center (U.S.); International Historic Films Inc.
Publisher: [Chicago] : International Historic Films, 1985.
Edition/Format: VHS video : VHS tape Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
George V. Allen, director of the U.S. Information Agency and Ernest K. Lindley of Newsweek discuss with members of the Armed Forces Information and Education Department the main themes of Soviet propaganda and ways that Americans resist it. Allen explains that he hopes to counter anti-American propaganda in the popular media, particularly motion pictures. Segments from various Soviet documentary and feature films are examined.

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Global dissent : “Yankee go home”
Author: Paper Tiger Television (New York, N.Y.); Deep Dish TV (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: New York : Deep Dish TV ; Paper Tiger Television [distributor], [1991?]
Series: Gulf Crisis TV project, pt. 5.
Edition/Format: VHS video : VHS tape Visual material : English
Summary:
This video documents global protests against the American involvement in the Gulf Crisis

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‘Yankee Go Home, but Take Me with You’: Yet Another Perspective on Indo-American Relations
Author: Jairam Ramesh
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: Economic and Political Weekly, v34 n50 (19991211): 3532-3544
Other Databases: WorldCat; WorldCat
Summary:
What India seeks in its relationship with the US is very simple - we want the US to be out but we want to be in with it. The last decade has seen India and America set aside the bitterness and hostility of the past and engage themselves in dialogue across a broad spectrum. This paper lays out the menu on some of the more prominent issues so that it is possible for us to identify what we like and what we dislike.

YouTube
WYNN STEWART & JAN HOWARD - YANKEE GO HOME
pottsking
Published on Oct 2, 2008
Country Gold

IMDb (The Internet Movie Database)
Yankee Go Home (2009)
1h 26min | Comedy, Drama | 15 February 2009 (Turkey)

1970’s of Turkey. An American girl comes to Turkey with in the middle of a fight going for imperialism. She falls in love with a Turkish man. Even though they are in love, they find them selves between cultural conflicts.

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