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The author Graham Greene journeyed to West Africa in 1935, ostensibly to write a travel book. But, claims Tim Butcher, it was a cover for a spy mission on behalf of the British anti-slavery...

The boxer's great victory over James J. Braddock took place on June 22nd, 1937.

Volume: 62 Issue: 6 2012

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.

Volume: 62 Issue: 1 2012

Roger Hudson on the vitriolic reaction to Paul Robeson's open-air concert in Peekskill, New York, 1949.

Volume: 62 Issue: 4 2012

Graham Noble explains why the issue of equal gender rights has been so controversial in the history of the United States.

Issue: 72 2012

Andrew Boxer demonstrates the ways in which external events affected the struggles of African Americans in the 1950s and 1960s.

Issue: 70 2011

The author Graham Greene journeyed to West Africa in 1935, ostensibly to write a travel book. But, claims Tim Butcher, it was a cover for a spy mission on behalf of the British anti-slavery movement which was investigating allegations that Liberia, a state born as a refuge for freed US slaves, was guilty of enslaving its own people.

Volume: 60 Issue: 10 2010

The killing of 69 black South Africans on March 21st, 1960 was a turning point: the world judged apartheid to be morally bankrupt and the political agitation that ensued would eventually overturn white supremacy, writes Gary Baines.

Volume: 60 Issue: 7 2010

Andrew Boxer traces the origins of a historical issue still as controversial and relevant today as in past centuries.

Issue: 64 2009

White South Africans who fought in the long ‘Border War’ to maintain apartheid now find themselves in a country run by their former enemies. Gary Baines examines their continuing struggle to come to terms with the conflict and their efforts to have their voices heard.

Volume: 59 Issue: 4 2009

Despite the rise of Barack Obama, many African-Americans still feel like second-class citizens. John Kirk charts the progress of the civil rights movement through its most prominent body, the NAACP, which celebrated its centenary in February 2009.

Volume: 59 Issue: 2 2009

Jim Downs says that the Democrats should blame history for the dilemma they face in having to choose between Clinton and Obama for this year’s presidential nomination.

Volume: 58 Issue: 5 2008

Mark Rathbone examines the importance of one Alabama town’s contribution to the civil rights movement.

Issue: 60 2008

The civil rights leader was shot dead on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel on April 4th, 1968.

Volume: 58 Issue: 4 2008

Viv Sanders corrects the male bias in the study of the civil rights movement in the USA.

Issue: 58 2007

John A. Kirk recalls the dramatic events at Little Rock, Arkansas, fifty years ago this month, when a stand-off over the granting of black students access to integrated education brought the civil rights agenda to international attention.

Volume: 57 Issue: 7 2007

Janet Copeland focuses on an important figure in the emancipation of British women.

Issue: 58 2007

Segregation on buses in Alabama officially ended on November 13th, 1956.

Volume: 56 Issue: 11 2006

The Theosophists Helena Blavatsky, Annie Besant, Margaret Cousins and others went to India at the end of the 19th century to search for God and universal brotherhood in the Hindu tradition. They also ended up supporting women’s rights against contemporary Hindu practices. Mark Bevir explores the tensions between their fascination with traditional culture and the reforming zeal of their proto-feminism.

Volume: 56 Issue: 2 2006

Sylvia Pankhurst was taken to the women's gaol at Holloway on October 24th, 1906.

Volume: 56 Issue: 10 2006

Richard Wilkinson is impressed by a new study of the women’s movement.

Issue: 48 2004

Mark Rathbone looks at the role of the Supreme Court in the history of civil rights in the USA from 1865 onwards.

Issue: 48 2004

Paula Bartley reappraises the role of the leader of the Suffragettes.

Issue: 45 2003

William Rubinstein looks at a turning point in America’s national sport.

Volume: 53 Issue: 9 2003

Michael Lynch takes a fresh look at the key reform of 19th-century Russia.

Issue: 47 2003

Peter Ling analyses Martin Luther King's involvement with non-violent protest in the USA. 

Issue: 45 2003

June Purvis explores the career of Emmeline Pankhurst.

Volume: 52 Issue: 5 2002

Paula Bartley takes issue with those historians who depict the suffragettes of the Pankhursts' Women's Social and Political Union as elitists concerned only with upper- and middle-class women.

Issue: 35 1999

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.

Volume: 48 Issue: 4 1998

Brian Ward, author of a new book on the links between Rhythm and Blues music and the Civil Rights movement, tells of Martin Luther King’s little-known experiences as a recording artist.

Volume: 48 Issue: 4 1998

Martin Pugh charts the Women's Movement's origins and growth 1850-1939.

Issue: 27 1997

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