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  • 8 Dec 2022
    Silhouette of the statue of liberty at sunset
    Salim Yaqub

    A New History of the United States since 1945

    Do we really need another post-1945 history of the United States? That was what I asked myself when a senior editor at Cambridge University Press approached me about writing Winds of Hope, Storms of Discord: The United States Since 1945 in 2017. After all, the academic publishing market already abounded with excellent survey texts covering […]

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  • 20 Aug 2019
    Agustí Nieto-Galan

    The Dark Side of Molecules: Politics and Chemistry in the 20th century

    When trying to choose the science and the scientists that shaped the 20th century, many think about nuclear energy and the near mythical names of Maria Skłodowska-Curie, Max Planck, Niels Bohr, Albert Einstein, or perhaps about the revolution caused by molecular biology and the almost magical DNA and its 1953 discovery by James Watson and […]

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  • 11 Jul 2019
    Guy Ortolano

    Whatever Happened to the Property-Owning Social Democracy?

    Like many other countries, Britain faces a desperate housing crisis.  The disaster at Grenfell Tower, rising rough sleeping and homelessness, a dismal private rental market, despair among millennials at the prospect of ever owning their own homes: small wonder that housing routinely figures among the public’s top concerns.  Indeed, as much as any other single […]

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  • 11 Feb 2019
    Pat Thane

    A Divided Kingdom? A View of 20th Century Britain

    Are we really a United Kingdom? In a year that has seen the British public trying to grasp the politics at play with the dreaded B-word, we look back at some key moments in British politics and social surveys since 1900. Pat Thane’s remarkable analysis of data across the 20th Century United Kingdom outlines with clarity the […]

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