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The Ends of History: Victorians and "The Woman Question"

by Christina Crosby

Why were the Victorians so passionate about "History"?

How did this passion relate to another Victorian obsession - the "woman question"? In a brilliant and provocative study, Christina Crosby investigates...

The Nineteenth-Century Woman: Her Cultural and Physical World

by Sara Delamont & Lorna Duffin

This collection of papers draws on insights from social anthropology to illuminate historical material, and presents a set of closely integrated studies on the inter-connections between feminism and medical,...

Girls Growing Up in Late Victorian and Edwardian England

by Carol Dyhouse

Girls learn about "femininity" from childhood onwards, first through their relationships in the family, and later from their teachers and peers. Using sources which vary from diaries to Inspector's reports,...

The Victorian Girl and the Feminine Ideal

by Deborah Gorham

In Victorian England, the perception of girlhood arose not in isolation, but as one manifestation of the prevailing conception of femininity. Examining the assumptions that underlay the education and upbringing...

British Student Activism in the Long Sixties

by Caroline Hoefferle

Based on empirical evidence derived from university and national archives across the country and interviews with participants, British Student Activism in the Long Sixties reconstructs the world of university...

Women's Activism: Global Perspectives from the 1890s to the Present

by Francisca de Haan, Margaret Allen & June Purvis

Women's Activism brings together twelve innovative contributions from feminist historians from around the world. They look at how women have always found ways to challenge or fight inequalities and hierarchies...

Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews  1430-1950

Duff Cooper Prize 2004

by Mark Mazower

Salonica, located in northern Greece, was long a fascinating crossroads metropolis of different religions and ethnicities, where Egyptian merchants, Spanish Jews, Orthodox Greeks, Sufi dervishes, and Albanian...

Working Class Cultures in Britain, 1890-1960: Gender, Class and Ethnicity

by Prof Joanna Bourke & Joanna Bourke

Integrating a variety of historical approaches and methods, Joanna Bourke looks at the construction of class within the intimate contexts of the body, the home, the marketplace, the locality and the nation to...

Doing Greek Philosophy

by Robert Wardy

This lively and original guidebook offers an invitation to the study of Greek philosophy and signposts to lead the student deeper. The reader is drawn in to the questions the philosophers posed.

Doing Greek...

Rethinking History

by Keith Jenkins

The perfect introduction to the discipline of history. It guides the reader through the controversies and debates that surround historical thinking and offers readers the means to make their own discoveries....

The Journey from Tollgate to Parkway: African Canadians in Hamilton

by Adrienne Shadd

The Journey from Tollgate to Parkway examines the history of blacks in the Ancaster-Burlington-Hamilton area, their struggle for justice and equality in education and opportunity, and their achievements, presented...

Collingwood's the Idea of History: A Reader's Guide

by Peter Johnson

The Idea of History is the best known work of the Oxford philosopher and historian RG Collingwood. Published posthumously in 1946 it is, in effect, two books: a historiography and a philosophy of history. Students...

How We Played: Games from Childhood Past

by Caroline Goodfellow

Games make up a huge part of childhood, and memories of specific games stay with us throughout our lives. They form an integral part of growing up and stimulate imagination and creativity. From hide and seek...

Taking the Medicine

by Druin Burch

Doctors and patients alike trust the medical profession and its therapeutic powers; yet this trust has often been misplaced. Whether prescribing opium or thalidomide, aspirin or antidepressants, doctors have...


by H G Cocks

'Lonely Young Officer, up to his neck in Flanders mud, would like to correspond with young lady (age 18-20), cheery and good looking.' 1916

'Discreet, attractive couple 21 and 25 wish to meet couples and singles...

Dear Mr Bigelow

by Frances Woodsford

Dear Mr Bigelow is an enchanting collection of weekly letters written between 1949 and 1961 from an unmarried woman working at the Public Baths in Bournemouth, to a wealthy American widower in New York. Frances...

Letters To My Grandchildren

by Tony Benn

As a diarist I have chronicled the time through which I have lived in meticulous detail: but all that is history. What matters now is the future for those who will live through it.

The past is the past but there...

How We Lived Then

by Norman Longmate

Although nearly 90% of the population of Great Britain remained civilians throughout the war, or for a large part of it, their story has so far largely gone untold. In contrast with the thousands of books on...

Made In Brighton

by Julie Burchill & Daniel Raven

Britain is experiencing a sudden reckless rush of liberalisation, from 24 hour licensing to gay marriages. But how did we get from idolising Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier to Jordan and Peter Andre? Funny and...

Forgotten Voices of The Holocaust

by Lyn Smith

Following the success of Forgotten Voices of the Great War, Lyn Smith visits the oral accounts preserved in the Imperial War Museum Sound Archive, to reveal the sheer complexity and horror of one of human history's...