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Week 11: Booth's In Darkest England and the Way Out

A few resources relating to this week’s final text, William Booth’s In Darkest England and the Way Out (1890). Above is the illustration that shows the relationship between Booth’s 3 colonies, and the various issues and themes that he raises along the way – if you follow the link there’s a copy on which you can zoom in to the detail. 61 more words

Seminars

A Passage to India

I studied this book by E.M. Forster for A Level.  Exams, especially in literature, are designed to drain all interest from what might otherwise have been a good novel. 278 more words

Book

Investment in Higher Educations Hath Wrought

College and University faculty and administrators were dominated by conservative and largely religious members in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Starting in the late 1960’s a far more liberal and leftist influence was given the initial entry. 1,938 more words

Israel

Think Globally, Act Historically: Teaching the French Revolution and Napoleon

By Lynn Hunt and Jack R. Censer

The explosive growth of global history is changing the scholarship of the French Revolution and Napoleonic era.  Earlier interest in such a broad framework failed to resonate because the idea of an Atlantic Revolution was quickly, if unfairly, linked to Cold War politics.  1,048 more words

History

The (Young) British Bulldog

I recently read Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard which I thoroughly enjoyed from beginning to end. The book takes a look at a young twenty five year old Winston Churchill during the Second Boer War between the British Empire and the Republic of Transvaal at the turn of the 20th century. 732 more words

Books

Lines

Engineers span
swirling currents
with metal and lights
in a bespoke design
linking a city
shaped by Romans,
Vikings and Normans
and throttled
by cars. 131 more words