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EDITOR'S CHOICE

Alan Farmer explains why the North won the American Civil War.

Simon Smith questions our image of buccaneers as bloodthirsty opportunists claiming they were often highly organised and efficient businessmen in the waters of the Caribbean.

Volume: 46 Issue: 5 1996

Cecilia O'Leary looks at how national identity was repaired following the fratricidal traumas of the American Civil War.

Volume: 44 Issue: 10 1994
Barbara Schreier offers a fascinating insight into how the dress, customs and attitudes of Jewish women escaping pogroms in Eastern Europe altered as part of their assimilation as Americans.
Volume: 44 Issue: 3 1994

The Hudson's Bay Company was one of the central forces moulding the development of the vast tracts of land that today are Canada - but as Barry Gough explains here, the circumstances of its launch in 1670 also reveal much about the commercial forces, personalities and rivalries of Restoration England.

Volume: 41 Issue: 9 1991
A chip off the old block? Susan Ware looks over the careers of the Hollywood actress and her radical mother and finds reflections of the changing roles and attitudes of women in 20th-century America.
Volume: 40 Issue: 4 1990
Aram Bakshian delves into the annexe of Presidents in Washington DC
Volume: 40 Issue: 12 1990
The search for the tomb of Samuel de Champlain, the founder of New France
Volume: 38 Issue: 12 1988

'Religious experiences which are as real as life to some may be incomprehensible to others.' The colourful activities of a religious movement in the 1930s were to lead to landmark Supreme Court decisions about the relations of religion and the state.

Volume: 38 Issue: 6 1988

Tony Aldous looks at the redevelopment of the city of Lowell in America.

Volume: 38 Issue: 9 1988
John Carr examines the treatment of race and equality in America in comparison with Great Britain.
Volume: 38 Issue: 6 1988
Edward Countryman explores the relationship between cinematic images and the American history.
Volume: 33 Issue: 3 1983

Why was Francis Drake in the Pacific in the 1570s? Was the Golden Hind bound on a trade voyage or was there a deeper political motive? The documents are lost, but David Cressy feels the historian can still speculate.

Volume: 31 Issue: 8 1981

Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South - A Historiographical Survey by Hugh Tulloch.

Volume: 30 Issue: 5 1980

Inspired by the myth of Prince Madoc who was believed to have discovered America before Columbus. Welshmen sought to establish 'Gwladfa' a national home for their people in the new land and sought contact with the Mandan Indians who were said to be Welsh-speaking.

Volume: 30 Issue: 1 1980

Louis C. Kleber describes how, for the American Indians, ‘medicine’ was a spiritual belief as well as a curative.

Volume: 28 Issue: 2 1978

Across the Pacific, writes C.M. Yonge, from northern Japan to the Californian coastline, the relentless hunt for the sea-otter’s precious fur had international consequences.

Volume: 28 Issue: 3 1978

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, writes Louis C. Kleber, the British came to America largely as settlers; the French as explorers and fortune-seekers.

Volume: 24 Issue: 12 1974

John M. Coleman draws a distinction betweent the Thirteen Colonies and the rest of North America.

Volume: 18 Issue: 8 1968

Stephen Clissold describes one of the strangest episodes in the Spanish conquest of the New World was the quest for the mythical Seven Cities, first believed to stand on a mysterious island far out in the Atlantic Ocean, afterwards magically transported to the depths of America.

Volume: 10 Issue: 9 1960

George Woodcock describes the industry, expeditions, and characters that opened the American North West to European development.

Volume: 4 Issue: 4 1954

Motives of commerce and trade, Eric Robson suggests, carried just as much weight in the founding of the 13 American colonies as the desire of Puritan emigrants for liberty of conscience and a life of independence.

Volume 3: Issue: 4 1953

Accused of cowardice at the Battle of Minden, and often-cast for the role of villain when he was Colonial Secretary, Lord George Germain, writes Eric Robson, nevertheless had many of the qualities of a successful statesman.

Volume 3: Issue: 2 1953

Hugh Latimer unearths the role of the rubber plant in the story of empire and Malayan nation-building.

Volume: 2 Issue: 1 1952

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