Gareth Stedman Jones reflects on the history of referenda, and the ways they can be used to bring about unconstitutional or unscrupulous changes in government.
A special, free-access compilation of articles on South Asian history from History Workshop Journal
Radical history is inherently a matter of politics, and foregrounding that politics.
Researching the history of the Great Famine in China through archival sources, by Zhou Xun
Carl Packman discusses the rise of payday loans companies in the UK, and the history of loan sharking and legislation against usury in the USA
A review of The Last Hunters: The Crab Fishermen of Cromer, an account of the Norfolk crab fishing industry
As London prepares to host the Olympics, the memories of Olympic veterans have turned to the Mexico games of 1968 – which saw momentous achievement on the tracks, black power salutes from the winners’ rostrum … and a terrible massacre of scores of protesting students..
Jo Caruth of RESCUE, the British Archaeological Trust, writes about why anyone with an interest in history should be concerned about the long-term impact of cuts to local government archaeological services
A review by Ross Bradshaw of ‘After the Party: Reflections on Life Since the CPGB’ edited by Andy Croft
Next year sees the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of E. P. Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class, first published by Victor Gollancz in 1963. When and why did you first read it? Do you re-read it, and under what circumstances? Please add your recollections!