History Review

This journal covers international historical events, people in power and those involved in social movements.

Articles from No. 58, September

African American Women and the Struggle for Racial Equality: Viv Sanders Corrects the Male Bias in the Study of the Civil Rights Movement in the USA
Has anyone not heard of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X? Probably not. Is there anyone who has heard of Ella Baker and Fannie Lou Hamer? Probably few. Histories of the black struggle for equality in the USA usually concentrate upon male leaders....
Before the Glorious Revolution: The Making of Absolute Monarchy? Graham Goodlad Examines the Controversies Surrounding the Development of Royal Power under Charles II and James II
The Debate The traditional view of the Glorious Revolution was that it saved England from the power-seeking designs of James II and secured the development of constitutional monarchy, civil and religious liberty and the rule of law. This heroic...
Editorial
It is a truth universally acknowledged that History, despite its many virtues, has one major fault. There is far too much of it, and it's getting worse all the time. (Hence Lytton Strachey judged that 'ignorance is the first requisite of the historian--ignorance,...
Elizabeth I: Gender, Religion and Politics: Did It Matter the Fifth Tudor Monarch Was a Woman Rather Than a Man? Retha Warnicke Investigates
A Patriarchal Society In 1558, when Elizabeth I became the third queen regnant of the British Isles, the prevailing models for her reign were not propitious. The first queen regnant, Mary Stewart, who succeeded to the Scottish throne in 1542, had...
Hitler and the Holocaust: Alan Farmer Assesses the Personal Responsibility of the Fuhrer
On 30 April 1945 Adolf Hitler committed suicide in the bunker beneath the Chancellery in Berlin. From November 1945 until October 1946 over a score of the chief Nazis who had escaped death in the last few days of the war faced trial at Nuremberg for...
Images
www.blockposters.com is an interesting new site which allows you to upload an image from your computer, and then have it 'sliced' into a number of pieces which are placed across several pages of a document which can be printed out and stuck together...
King Vittorio Emmanuelle-The Man Who Gave Away Italian Democracy: F.G. Stapleton Highlights the Key Role Played by the Italian King in the Rise of Mussolini
The Role of the Individual On 29th October 1922, King Vittorio Emmanuelle III appointed Benito Mussolini as the 30th Prime Minister of the liberal democratic Italian State. Mussolini was 39 years old (astonishingly young to hold office), had no...
Millicent Garrett Fawcett: Janet Copeland Focuses on an Important Figure in the Emancipation of British Women
Whoever thinks of the women's suffrage movement thinks of the suffragettes, and whoever think of suffragettes thinks of Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters. Their story is indeed a fascinating, and highly controversial, one. But the Pankhurst and...
Russia's Geography and Climate: John Etty Examines How Far History Has Been Moulded by Environment
Modern textbooks on Russian history often include an introductory chapter on the country's climate and natural geography. Writers, it seems, believe Russia's physical environment is either so significant or so widely misunderstood that students must...
Studying History at Swansea: Martin Johnes Explains What Is on Offer
The City Swansea bears the marks of a colourful history. It's a Welsh city that probably derives its name from a Norse settler. The natural beauty of its coastline stands alongside a landscape shaped by the industrial revolution. During its development,...
The Fall of Lloyd George: Robert Pearce Attempts to Probe the Nature of the 1918-22 Coalition
The slippery pole is hard to scale, but remarkably easy to slip down. This was certainly the experience of David Lloyd George, one of the most able and charismatic of all modern premiers. In November-December 1918 it seemed that his position was unassailable....
Video
Arguably, last year's big application was Google Earth (www.earth.google.com). This year, the accolade must surely go to www.youtube.com, a site allowing members of the public to upload and share video clips with the minimum of hassle. For teachers,...
What Makes a Good Historian? Richard Wilkinson Shows That Good History Is Never Dull
'Your problem, Hugh, is that you ignore the documents.' 'Your problem, Taylor, is that you ignore the facts.' As Oxford's two finest historians locked horns in the full glare of the TV spotlights, their compare Robert Kee nervously tried to prevent...