In the early morning on Sunday 18 January 1981, a fire broke out at 439 New Cross Road in the London Borough of Lewisham. The fire was almost certainly the result of a deliberate racist attack. Thirteen young Black Britons lost their lives as a result.
Histories of the Present
In the early years of the National Health Service, the medical romance novels published by Mills & Boon became a unlikely voice for progressive change in the provision of health care and the professional advancement of women. Agnes Arnold-Forster explores.
The campaign for women’s ordination dominated discussions about the Church of England’s gender politics during the twentieth century. Grace Heaton examines the badges produced by campaigners and untangles some of the powerful emotions which animated the movement in favour of women priests.
What might be the links – real and metaphorical – between Anne Frank’s story of exile and persecution and the work of C.S Lewis? Margaret Reynolds explores.
To what extent can today’s diagnoses of postpartum psychosis illuminate past women’s experiences of childbirth and “madness”? Philippa Carter explores that question in this companion piece to her article in History Workshop Journal 91.
What part do children occupy in protest movements? Alice Haworth-Booth locates the story of school strikes and children’s activism within a broader history of political change.
How should we understand the Green Deal in relation to the legacy of its predecessor, the New Deal? William Rees argues that much can be learnt from the environment of disorganisation, contradiction and compromise that led to FDR’s economic reforms.