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Category Archives: Book of the Month

May 2016: Black Market Britain, 1939-1955

For May’s Book of the Month, Adrian Smith review’s Mark Roodhouse’s book, Black Market Britain, 1939-1955.

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March 2016: Western Maternity and Medicine, 1880–1990

For March’s Book of the Month, Jane Adams reviews Janet Greenlees’ and Linda Bryder’s edited volume, Western Maternity and Medicine, 1880-1990.

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November 2015: Africa, Empire and Globalization: Essays in Honor of A. G. Hopkins

For November’s Book of the Month, James R. Brennan reviews Africa, Empire and Globalization: Essays in Honor of A. G. Hopkins, edited by Toyin Falola and Emily Brownell.

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October 2015: Victorian Bloomsbury

For October’s Book of the Month, Susie Steinbach reviews Rosemary Ashton’s Victorian Bloomsbury.

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Summer 2015: The Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolution

Faramerz Dabhoiwala, Oxford University Press, 2012. 483 pp. $US 34.95 (hardback) Reviewed by: Satu Lidman, University of Turku This is one of those history books one does not want to put down, as it deals so smoothly with a subject that inevitably touches every human being; sexuality. The author is a gifted storyteller, who has […]

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May 2015: A Merciless Place: The Lost History of the Convicts sent to West Africa and the Settlement of Australia

Reviewed by: David Andrew Roberts, University of New England Emma Christopher, Allen and Unwin 2010. 440 pp. AUS $35 (paperback) It has always been well known, if only vaguely understood, that the British government’s 1786 decision to found a convict settlement in New South Wales was prefaced by calamitous colonisation and convict transportation schemes in […]

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March 2015: Strong, Beautiful and Modern: National Fitness in Britain, New Zealand, Australia and Canada, 1935-1960

For March’s Book of the Month, Katie Pickles reviews Charlotte Macdonald’s Strong, Beautiful and Modern: National Fitness in Britain, New Zealand, Australia and Canada, 1835-1960.

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February 2015: ‘Orientalist Jones’: Sir William Jones, Poet, Lawyer, and Linguist, 1746-1794

For February’s Book of the Month, Filomena Viviana Tagliaferri reviews Michael J. Franklin’s ‘Orientalist Jones”: Sir William Jones, Poet, Lawyer, and Linguist, 1746-1794.

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January 2015: Imperial Landscapes: Britain’s Global Visual Culture, 1745-1820

For January’s Book of the Month, Douglas Fordham reviews John E. Crowley’s Imperial Landscapes: Britain’s Global Visual Culture, 1745-1820.

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November 2014: Racial Crossings: Race, Intermarriage, and the British Empire

For November’s Book of the Month, Lachy Paterson reviews Damon Ieremia Salesa’s Racial Crossings: Race, Intermarriage, and the British Empire.

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