Traditionally regarded with near contempt, the office of Vice President was created almost by accident. The importance of the ‘Veep’ has grown considerably since.
Mark Rathbone puts the famous 1954 school segregation case, Brown v. Board of Education, into historical context.
Mark Rathbone looks at the Battle of the Widow McCormack’s Cabbage Garden and at what happened to those involved.
Mark Rathbone analyses the continuing influence of the Munich conference on post-war events.
Mark Rathbone asks why the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia emerged in the 1850s as the likely unifier of Italy.
Mark Rathbone analyses the causes and consequences of sudden changes of policy in nineteenth-century British politics.
Mark Rathbone examines the importance of one Alabama town’s contribution to the civil rights movement.
Mark Rathbone assesses the degree of success achieved by one of the great Victorian Prime Ministers.
Mark Rathbone considers why American trade unionism was so violent for much of 1865-1980 but so much more peaceful by the mid-twentieth century.
Mark Rathbone assesses the effectiveness of measures taken in Tudor England to meet the problems of poverty and vagrancy.