The investigation of President Kennedy’s murder was marked by serious blunders. As a result, the truth behind the assassination is unlikely to be known, says Peter Ling.
The black activist Malcolm X was not a civil rights leader. Nor was he a victim of the mass media. He was its beneficiary, in life and death, argues Peter Ling.
Peter Ling reviews a title on modern American history by Philip Jenkins.
Review by Peter Ling
The US Supreme Court looks likely to overturn the Federal law on abortion. Nicholas Hill and Peter Ling look at the political background to the legal argument.
Peter Ling argues that Thomas Jefferson’s ideas have had dramatic continent-wide effects on the landscape and ecology of the United States.
Peter Ling analyses Martin Luther King's involvement with non-violent protest in the USA.
Peter Ling surveys two new titles on the history of race-relations.
Peter Ling describes how the refusal of four black students to accept a lunch-counter colour bar led to the collapse of segregation in the American south.
Review by Peter Ling
Peter Ling argues that, by adulating King for his work in the Civil Rights campaigns, we have misrepresented the complexity of those struggles and ignored some of the equally challenging campaigns of his last years.
Peter Ling captures Edison's last breath and other icons of American progress at the Ford Museum at Greenfield Village.
Peter Ling reviews two new books on vices
Peter Ling compares the impact of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X on black culture in the 90s.
Peter Ling reviews a new publication on women and the motor car
'Brothels on wheels' thundered the moralists but Peter Ling argues the advent of mass motoring in the 1920s was only one of the changes in social and group relationships that made easier the pursuit of carnal desire.
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