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Gordon Daniels on the sustained bombardement of the Japanese mainland, prior to the use of the Atomic bombs.

Who is and who is not an American? The question goes back to the Revolution. The answer is always changing, says Tim Stanley.

Volume: 63 Issue: 2 2013

Christian apocalyptic literature and ecological predictions both anticipate the end of the world. Are they born of the same tradition, asks Jean-François Mouhot?

Volume: 62 Issue: 8 2012

When the world’s population reached seven billion it prompted a great deal of nonsense to be written about Thomas Malthus. Robert J. Mayhew sets the record straight.

Volume: 62 Issue: 2 2012

Roger Hudson on a moment in the story of Scottish emigration captured in 1923.

Volume: 62 Issue: 6 2012

The death-obsessed and inward-looking Aztec civilisation sowed the seeds of its own destruction, argues Tim Stanley.

Volume: 61 Issue: 3 2011

At a time of widespread concern about the patriotism of 'economic migrants' and political refugees, Peter Barber tells the story of one 19th-century immigrant whose affection for Britain grew as political crisis severed his attachment to home.

Volume: 60 Issue: 9 2010

The 2009 Nobel Prize winner for literature is well placed to describe the trials of Eastern European minorities through the maelstrom of the 20th century, writes Markus Bauer.

Volume: 60 Issue: 2 2010

For centuries, Africans were shipped to the Indian subcontinent and sold as slaves to regional rulers. Rosie Llewellyn-Jones tells the story of those who went to Lucknow to serve the Nawab of Oudh and who joined the Indian Mutiny when he was deposed by the British. For this allegiance their descendants, whom she has traced, still pay a price.

Volume: 59 Issue: 12 2009

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

Issue: 64 2009

 In 1909 Beatrice Webb produced a controversial report which proposed abolishing the stigma and penury of the Poor Law and its workhouses. James Gregory argues that this plea for a less judgemental approach to poverty created the foundations of the modern Welfare State.

Volume: 58 Issue 7 2008

David Abulafia, author of the newly published The Discovery of Mankind, considers Columbus’ first encounters with the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean, and shows how, in the flesh, newly discovered peoples challenged European preconceptions about what it meant to be human.

Volume: 58 Issue: 5 2008

As Britain gets used to the ban on smoking in public spaces, Virginia Berridge looks at the way attitudes to public health have changed in the last fifty years, particularly among the medical profession.

Volume: 57 Issue: 8 2007

Murray Watson looks at the historical roots of a phenomenon few commentators have noted: the sizeable English presence in Scotland.

Volume: 55 Issue: 6 2005

Philip Mansel explores the City of the Sultans from 1453 onwards, and finds it characterised by a vibrant multi-culturalism until the Ottoman demise of 1922.

Volume: 53 Issue: 6 2003

Elizabeth A. Fenn examines a little known catastrophe that reshaped the history of a continent.

Volume: 53 Issue: 8 2003

John M.D. Pohl reviews recent scholarship about the empire swept away by Cortes.

Volume: 52 Issue: 12 2002

William Clarance explores the origins and complexities of the Sri Lankan Civil War.

Volume: 52 Issue: 7 2002

Kenneth J. Baird examines change and continuity in 19th-century British social history.

Issue: 42 2002

Why did infant mortality rates remain so high in the last quarter of the 19th century, when general death rates experienced a steady decline? Phil Chapple investigates.

Issue: 36 2000

The troubled history of the region, and the deep-rooted antagonisms between the different ethnic groups laying claim to it.

Volume: 48 Issue: 11 1998

Janis Wilton records the stories of 19th-century Chinese immigrants and their descendants, and explores their relationship with ‘White Australia’.

Volume: 47 Issue: 11 1997

Robert Irwin on how Islam saw the Christian invaders.

Volume: 47 Issue: 4 1997

Robin Bruce Lockhart celebrates the past and present of the immortal dram and its historic links with our seasonal festivities at Christmas and New Year.

Volume: 46 Issue: 12 1996

Roy Porter charts the whirlwind of medical triumphs that promised limitless progress in human health and our more sober reflections on the eve of the third millennium.

Volume: 46 Issue: 11 1996

Aidan Rankin examines the struggle of the Wichí Indians of North Argentina who fight back against discrimination in their daily lives.

Volume: 45 Issue: 6 1995

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

Volume: 44 Issue: 10 1994

Warwick Bray reviews a new illustrated edition of a Colonial 'Domesday Book' for the Aztec world.

Volume: 44 Issue: 10 1994

Were the 'barbarians' who shored up Rome's armies and frontiers the empire's salvation or doom?

Volume: 44 Issue: 7 1994

Ralph Houlbrooke reviews two new books on social history


John Geipel chronicles the tenacity of the tongue in Brazil's Indian heritage

Volume: 43 Issue: 8 1993

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