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1968

Maud Anne Bracke.

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism

January 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History; Contemporary History (Post 1945). 7394 words.

Around 1968 communism expanded as a global movement, especially in the developing world, while hitting a crisis of legitimation in Europe. In the Western world the late 1960s saw young...

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1989

Matthias Middell.

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism

January 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Cold War. 7149 words.

The essay argues that the story of 1989 can be told either as a narrow or a wide story. The narrow story focuses on the end of communism, the unification of Germany, and the subsequent...

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9/11

Matthew Pratt Guterl.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 655 words.

The term “9/11” is shorthand for the events of 11 September 2001. On that date, four U.S. planes were

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A ‘Havock Made among Them’: Animals, Empire, and Extinction in the Russian North Pacific, 1741–1810

Ryan Tucker Jones.

in Environmental History

October 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental History; Contemporary History (Post 1945). 11000 words.

In the second half of the eighteenth century, Russian fur traders in the North Pacific decimated marine mammal populations, a loss made easier to observe by the region's island geography....

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A ‘Very Determined Opposition to the Law’: Conservation, Angling Leases, and Social Conflict in the Canadian Atlantic Salmon Fishery, 1867–1914

Bill Parenteau.

in Environmental History

July 2004; p ublished online July 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); Environmental History. 0 words.

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A ‘wonderfull Order and Balance’: Natural History and the Beginnings of Forest Conservation in America, 1730–1830

Richard W. Judd.

in Environmental History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); Environmental History. 0 words.

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This article traces the origins of conservationist thinking among a group of scientists who constructed a system of American natural history while...

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‘A bit fast money, a bit white shoe brigade’? Freedom of Information and Australian History

GREG TERRILL.

in Twentieth Century British History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); British History. 0 words.

In the second of our series on Freedom of Information and the Historian, Greg Terrill writes on the impact of Freedom of Information (FOI) upon the writing of Australian history. Historians...

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‘A Contradiction in Democratic Government’: W. J. Trent, Jr., and the Struggle to Desegregate National Park Campgrounds

Terence Young.

in Environmental History

October 2009; p ublished online October 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental History; Contemporary History (Post 1945). 0 words.

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Camping began in the nineteenth century as an elite form of pilgrimage to the wild, but the arrival of inexpensive automobiles in the early...

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‘A Crusade to Enfranchise the Many’: Thatcherism and the ‘Property-Owning Democracy’

Matthew Francis.

in Twentieth Century British History

June 2012; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); British History. 9981 words.

The concept of the ‘property-owning democracy’ has been one of the ideological and rhetorical constants of twentieth-century Conservatism. Coined by Noel Skelton in 1923 the concept has...

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“A Few Human Beings Walking Hand in Hand”: Margarete Susman, Leonhard Ragaz, and the Origins of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue in Zurich

Susanne Hillman.

in The Leo Baeck Institute Year Book

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); European History; The Holocaust; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 12785 words.

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