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Volume: 41 Issue: 9

Contents of History Today, September 1991

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Our boys over there? Mark Ellis looks at how America's black newspapers and population reacted to US involvement in the First World War and at the steps the...

David Marquand cautions against too pat a 'winners and losers' interpretation of recent history, while asserting that a role remains for theory as opposed to...

Richard Cavendish looks at the BALH, a national body set up to promote the popular subject of local history.

Penelope Johnston describes China's revered North American hero

Babbage’s Difference Engine and the mechanical pre-history of computing.

David Lowenthal looks at how landscape has shaped and reflects the English view of themselves.

The Hudson's Bay Company was one of the central forces moulding the development of the vast tracts of land that today are Canada - but as Barry Gough explains here...

Peter Clarke breathes a sigh of relief that the 'inevitable triumph of Labour' view of 20th-century British history is being replaced by one both more pluralist and...

John Bossy has painstakingly reconstructed from clues and evidence, a hitherto untold story of intellectual intrigue, spying and double-cross in Elizabethan...

Milton Goldin compares American philanthropy past and present.

The story of Michael Faraday, the genius of electricity, is very much a classic tale of the rise from obscure origins to scientific eminence. But as Frank James...

New insights in Celtic history in Europe

Ann Hills on fishing tales from Hawaii


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