Volume 47 Issue 8 August 1997

John Geipel on how the enforced diaspora of the slave trade shaped South America’s largest nation.

Lucy Jayne Kamau looks at the competing versions of the nineteenth-century pioneer past that folk history and the heritage industry have forged.

A cabinet of curiosities or a medium for enlightening the general public? Patricia Fara looks at how debate over democratising scientific knowledge crystalised in the development of the newly-formed British Museum.

Daniel Snowman on commerce and opera over fifty years at Covent Garden.

Alex Barker on Harlem's cultural heyday.

Our survey of reactions and prospects for the subject in British universities after the Dearing Report.

Ian Locke investigates an intriguing and little-known attempt to commandeer Third Reich assets as reparations - and its mixed results.

Charlotte Crow introduces a CD-Rom which explores the history of the River Thames.

Rosemary O'Day on how new technology is uncovering history from below.

Richard Cavendish takes an indepth look into the history of Eastnor Castle.