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Volume 48 Issue 9 September 1998

Peter Monteach comments on German historian Christian Gerlach's study of Adolf Hitler's announcement of his "decision in principle" to murder all of Europe's Jews on Dec 12, 1941.

The 'dragon lady' seized control on September 21st, 1898.

Michael Camille shows how the marginal illustrations of a 14th-century psalter became some of our most familiar images of everyday life in medieval England.

The image of the American Civil War as a ‘white man’s fight’ became the national norm almost as soon as the last shot was fired. Susan-Mary Grant looks at the experience and legacy of the conflict for black Americans.

The massacre of the army of Sudanese Dervishes on a plain near Omdurman on September 2nd, 1898, was an occasion that a new military technology by Britain in battle. 

New ownership plans for History Today.

Christopher Dyer uncovers a hidden village in North Yorkshire.

John W. Mason gives the historical background to this month's elections in Slovakia.

Pauline Croft on an art exhibition in Belgium on Albert and Isabella of Austria.

1930s Shanghai was notoriously populated by characters of dubious political and moral allegiances. Bernard Wasserstein shows how the Japanese used their contacts among the city’s low-life to assist in their invasion and occupation.

The short-lived settlement was signed on September 30th, 1938.

Mark Goldie celebrates a new Bill of Rights and looks at its precedent