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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

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.

‘A Field for Private Members’: The Wolfenden Committee and Scottish Homosexual Law Reform, 1950–67

Roger Davidson and Gayle Davis.

in Twentieth Century British History

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

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

The proceedings and report of the Wolfenden Committee on Prostitution and Homosexual Offences (1954–7) figure prominently in the historiography of homosexuality in later twentieth-century...

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‘A Garden So Brilliant with Colors, So Original in Its Design’: Rural African American Women, Gardening, Progressive Reform, and the Foundation of an African American Environmental Perspective

Dianne D. Glave.

in Environmental History

July 2003; p ublished online July 2003 .

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

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A. J. Foyt

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1935– )

US motor racing driver, who has won more races and set more records in many different types of cars and events than any other driver.

Foyt was born in Houston...

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‘A Matter of Regret’: Britain, the 1983 Grendada Crisis, and the Special Relationship*

GARY WILLIAMS.

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.

When the USA launched a military intervention in Grenada in October 1983 it was against the wishes of its closest ally, Britain, who felt deliberately misled as to Washington's intentions....

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1932: A Neglected Date in the History of the Decline of the British Liberal Party

David Dutton.

in Twentieth Century British History

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

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

There is an historical consensus that the decline of the British Liberal Party, whenever it began, was essentially complete by 1929 or 1931 at the latest. This article suggests that the...

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“A Retreat from Profit”: Colonization, the Appalachian Trail, and the Social Roots of Benton MacKaye's Wilderness Advocacy

Paul Sutter.

in Environmental History

October 1999; p ublished online October 1999 .

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

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‘A Suitable Person for Suitable Cases’: The Gendering of Juvenile Courts in England, c. 1910–39

Anne Logan.

in Twentieth Century British History

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

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

This article examines the relationship between the introduction of women Justices of the Peace (JPs) in 1919 and the gendered development of juvenile courts in England, c. 1910–39. It...

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‘A Tactical Manoeuvre to Apply Pressure’: Race and the Role of Public Inquiries in the 1980 Bristol ‘Riot’

Simon Peplow.

in Twentieth Century British History

March 2018; p ublished online June 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); British History. 11179 words.

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When violence erupted on the streets of England in 1981, it undoubtedly shocked the country in its scope and severity. However, such disorder had been...

‘A Veritable Hotbed of Feminism’: Women’s Liberation in St Andrews, Scotland, c.1968–c.1979

Sarah Browne.

in Twentieth Century British History

March 2012; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); British History. 10175 words.

Early research into the development of the Women’s Liberation Movement (WLM) in Britain tended to view seventies' feminism from the perspective of national conferences, the seven demands...

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“A Very Modest Experiment”—The Jewish Refugee Settlement in Sosúa, 1940–1945

Marion A. Kaplan.

in The Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); European History; The Holocaust; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 0 words.

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