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Volume: 49 Issue: 12

Contents of History Today, December 1999

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Durham primary teacher David Field describes how he is trying to set his children on a path that may make them the historians of the twenty-first century.

Suzanne Rickard meets one of the bogeymen of the 19th century and discovers he was not the cold-hearted monster that was often portrayed.

Results of the Millennium Survey, which asked readers to state the most important aspects of the last century and millennium.

Details of the Historical Association's meeting on school history and whether the 20th century, specifically Hitler and the Nazis, dominated GCSE and A-level...

John Gardiner searches for the historical moment when our Victorian forebears went missing from the popular consciousness.

Robert Poole revisits the ‘Calendar Riots’ of 1752 and suggests they are a figment of historians’ imagination.

A century after the publication of Joseph Conrad’s novel, Angus Mitchell reflects on the grim reality underlying the fiction, and the fight against slavery it...

Newfoundland celebrates fifty years as Canada's tenth province and remembers the Vikings arriving a thousand years earlier.

Andrew Pettegree re-reads Geoffrey Elton’s classic text and considers how the subject has developed in nearly four decades since it was written.

The first president of the United States died on December 14th, 1799.

The warship Implacable was scuttled on December 2nd, 1949.

Sugar magnate and art lover Henry Tate died on December 5th, 1899, aged 80.

Cherry Barnett recalls the history of Europe’s last colonial toehold in China, as the Portuguese colony of Macao returns to rule by Beijing.

Glen Jeansonne describes the anti--war, anti-liberal and antisemitic Mothers’ Movement that attracted a mass following in the United States in the 1930s and 1940s...

The Royal Observatory launches a new all-encompassing exhibition on the history of time.

C.R.J. Currie celebrates the Victoria County History - a monument to the past that is looking forward confidently to the future.


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