From the late 1940s through the 1950s and into the 1960s, how the United States portrayed itself to the world was seen as an important aspect of fighting the Cold War. The ‘Cultural’ Cold War was seen as just as important, because it was necessary to show the U.S. as not only strong economically and … More This is America: Projecting Prosperity in the Cold War
A word like many other words that have been adopted into the English language from India like the words ‘bangle’ and ‘bungalow’. Although today the spelling is quite different and is more recognised to the eye as ‘thug’, to mean a violent person/criminal. The definition however has not changed much since the nineteenth century. The … More Thuggee
It is somewhat staggering that it has taken just over a hundred years since the end of the Women’s Social and Political Union’s (WSPU) campaign for a film based on the British fight for women’s suffrage to be made. This is made even more staggering that on television the only production on women’s suffrage was … More Suffragette: Some Thoughts
One more update for you within our month of scientific discovery and inventions that impacted history! Today we will talk about Marie Curie and her discovery of radio which drove her entire career, and that of her husband. Marie Curie lived a very interesting life, however I will be focusing more on her discovery of … More Radiation and Marie Curie
When war was declared in August 1914 the women’s suffrage campaign had been going on for fifty years. Some historians have argued women were close to achieving their aims while others have argued that women were no closer than previous years. However it is undeniable that the women’s suffrage campaign was radically interrupted by the … More Women’s Suffrage and the First World War
The Great Migration was the movement of around two million African-Americans out of Southern USA to the Midwest, Northeast and West from 1910 to 1930. World War I greatly contributed to the migration of African-Americans out of the rural South, where agriculture had been plagued by floods and crop failures, including a devastating plague of … More The Great Migration
The economic boom of the 1920s, the result of a thirty-year industrial revolution, was destined to weaken the economy long-term. There were massive technological changes and the 1920s was a period of great innovation. Automatic switchboards, conveyor belts and the concrete mixer were just a few examples of the new products that were available to … More President Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression, 1929-1933.
If you are a would-to-be revolutionary, it is in fact an extremely big irony to name your movement in remembrance of the leader of one of the most famous, and most obviously, lost causes in History. Well, that exactly is what Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg, leaders of the extreme left-wing of the German Social-democrat … More Chronicle of Two Announced Deaths
Today’s history post is entitled why did British women fail to get the vote by 1914, and it was set to me as a presentation as part of my work for my Women in history module. I know that women’s history is a relatively new area in the context of history and I find it … More Why Did British Women Fail to Get the Vote by 1914?