David Lowenthal

Of the millions of enslaved Africans in the Americas, only those in Hispaniola and Guiana mounted rebellions that brought freedom. Elsewhere,...
This slim book is an extended assault on the often catastrophic consequences of collective memory. Against the current mantra that nations, like...
These essays by the pre-eminent interpreter of the American Revolution deal in equal measure with the impassioned perspectives that animate the...
This tour de force stunningly reconceives the American Civil War. It shows how European public opinion impelled the North to free slaves; how...

David Lowenthal argues that in recent years there has been a retreat from engagement with many aspects of the past. He suggests that, in turn, this points to an unwillingness to contend with the future.

David Lowenthal explores natural history enthusiasms among Victorian Britons and Americans, and finds an explanation for their differing approaches to conservation.

David Lowenthal introduces our new series on History and the Environment with an overview of the subject and of human interaction with the world we inhabit.

David Lowenthal considers how self-image affects nations' history-writing and identities.

David Lowenthal looks at how landscape has shaped and reflects the English view of themselves.