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Volume: 47 Issue: 11

Contents of History Today, November 1997

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The painter was born in London on November 10th, 1697.

Janis Wilton records the stories of 19th-century Chinese immigrants and their descendants, and explores their relationship with ‘White Australia’.

November 4th, 1847

Richard Evans tells the little-known story of how 19th-century Germany attempted to solve its prison problems by secretly sending felons to the United States as...

‘There was such a generall sighing and groning, and weeping, and the like hath not beene seene or knowne in the memorie of man’ words that conjure up recent scenes of...

Max Beloff reviews a fresh account of de Gaulle and the Free French movement.

Ian Fitzgerald describes the maiden flight of the 'Spruce Goose', the largest seaplane ever built, on November 2nd, 1947.

It was like a page from the Arabian Nights. Aladdin’s lamp had been rubbed and suddenly from the dry, brown bare desert had appeared paintings, not just one nor a...

Graham Roberts reveals the techniques displayed in an early example of Soviet film propaganda made to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the October Revolution.

Joshua Kleinfeld explores Lincoln’s attitudes towards the constitution and civil liberty during the Civil War, and finds their impact still reverberating in the US...

Gavin Weightman finds historical precedents for Britain’s response to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Kenneth Baker on poetry inspired by nations warring between themselves.

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