This badge is only small – just 30 millimetres in diameter – but that does not lessen its importance as a social document.
Author: Andrew Whitehead
The latest issue of The Economist turns it’s laser eye on the legacy of the civil war, as the US prepares to mark the 150th anniversary of the start of what’s described as ‘America’s bloodiest war’.
A fantastic handbill dating from 1812, marking the hanging of Luddite rioters.
The publication of a telling literary depiction of the most bitter period in Kashmir’s insurgency twenty years ago prompts Andrew Whitehead to consider the value to historians of fictional accounts of conflict.
A card token illustrating one of the more noble chapters in British radicalism. During the Spanish Civil War, supporters of the Republican side raised money to help ease the hardship faced by civilians living in areas largely under siege from Franco’s forces.
As we approach the 75th anniversary of the key event in repulsing fascism in the East End of London, David Rosenberg looks back on the importance of the Battle of Cable Street, and looks forward to the events planned for October.
Why history still matters’ – that’s the title (in the paper at least) of a piece by Simon Schama in the Guardian’s g2. Is the teaching of history principally about instilling a common identity – to help kids ‘grasp what it means to be British today’?