Volume 52 Issue 5 May 2002

Digging up the Past:

David Keys looks at the latest archaeological projects taking place in Sheffield and Liverpool.

The Peace of Vereeniging

On May 31st, 1902, the Peace of Vereeniging was signed, ending the Second Boer War between Britain and the two Afrikaner republics of Transvaal and the Orange Free State.

An American Tragedy

Thomas Doherty examines a series of conflicts between left-wing artists and movie moguls at the time of Sergei Eisenstein's brief sojourn in Tinseltown in the 1930s.

The Wars of the Poppies

Leslie Marchant sees the Opium Wars as a philosophical clash between two cultures and two notions of government and society.