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Volume: 31 Issue: 9

Contents of History Today, September 1981

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During the sixteen years of Portugal's first Republic there were forty-five governments. Douglas Wheeler shows how this turbulent period of parliamentary rule gave...

Ian Duffield looks at the invisibility of black people in histories of Britain.

David Dabydeen concludes our special issue with a look at Hogarth's representations of black people in the 18th century.

Ziggi Alexander and Audrey Dewjee consider the life of a remarkable Victorian woman.

Paul Edwards profiles two black men who settled in 18th Century Britain.

Barbara Bush looks at the experience of black people in 1930s Britain.

James Walvin looks at attitudes to black people in the context of slavery

Paul Edwards traces the leading black figures of the period.

Ian Bradley shows that the characters and plots of Gilbert and Sullivan's operas reveal much that is of interest to the historian about certain individuals and...

Maggie Black continues her seasonal history of food and popular culture with a look at this period of autumnal celebration at Harvest End.

Taking the waters became a Victorian passion and spa towns flourished. In this article the first prize winner in History Today's Essay Competition Pamela...

British-Russian rivalry over the control of Persia had, by the beginning of the twentieth century, a long history. Donald Ewalt shows how this conflict was greatly...

Irene Coltman Brown provides an insight into Tocqueville, who, reflecting on the history of revolutionary France, thought that liberty alone was capable of...

Paul Edwards introduces the August 1981 issue, with a special focus on the history of black people in Britain.

J.L. Pimlott looks at Military Administration and the Historian.

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