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Volume: 49 Issue: 8

Contents of History Today, August 1999

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Abortion was legalised in Britain on 14th July, 1967. There is a widespread belief that to be a feminist means to advocate abortion. Angela Kennedy and Mary Krane...

Hanna Diamond discovers the journal of an alleged woman collaborator in Toulouse that throws light on the fate of prisoners in a vengeful post-war France.

Nigel Spivey considers the roots of Christian art and iconography, discovering its roots in the cruelty of the Roman arena and the shame of crucifixion.

Christian V died in Copenhagen on August 25th, 1699, following a riding accident.

Angela Kennedy and Mary Krane Derr contend that many of the great feminist pioneers opposed a 'women's right to choose'.

Ghana's slaving past, long regarded as too sensitive to even discuss, is now becoming a lively issue. A group of Ghanaians, led by lawyers and tribal chiefs, have...

Ford's first automobile company didn't last long, but it was to have a lasting effect on his thinking.

History titles dominated the first-ever Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction.

David Rock tells the story of the rise and fall of a late Victorian businessman and politician and the insights his career throws on nineteenth century Argentina.

Malcolm Brown describes how his work in the Imperial War Museum shows the experience of Great War soldiers transcends and challenges standard attitudes towards the...

New theory explores the frontier earthworks on the Welsh border.

David Welch argues that propaganda has had an essential, and not always dishonourable, role in conduct of affairs in the twentieth century.

Margaret Mitchell was 48 when she died on August 16th, 1949

Owen Davies argues that a widespread belief in witchcraft persisted through 19th-century Britain, despite the scepticism engendered by the Enlightenment.


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