Pat Thane

Why did only some women get the vote in 1918 and what did they do with it?

The lives of six Victorian radicals shed light on the struggle to establish feminism, social reform and the Labour movement. This study of three...
Physical and mental disabilities have existed as long as life itself, but historians have paid little attention to them. On the other hand, much has...
Physical and mental disabilities have existed as long as life itself, but historians have paid little attention to them. On the other hand, much has...
We know surprisingly little about the history of parenting, given its centrality to human experience. There is no lack of easy generalisations about...

Has the British family undergone an unparalleled breakdown since the 1960s, as is often claimed? Pat Thane argues that there never was a golden age of domestic bliss.

Austerity Britain, 1945-51 David Kynaston Bloomsbury 692pp. £25 ISBN 978 0 7475 7985 4 This wonderful evocation of postwar Britain opens with...

Pat Thane examines a publication on Britain in the 20th century and the military-industrial complex.

Anna Davin's book conveys quite superbly the reality of poverty in London in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. For example, the...

Pat Thane on a French philosophical approach to the history of the family