Society

How people group together, organise their rules and systems are all part of what create a society. In this section articles examine the nature of society how it interacts with other themes of culture, power, etc. and how societies have developed and changed over time. The structures of the ancient world are explored as are the complex feudal systems and the varied societies of Empire and modernity.

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  • Booker T. Washington

    Podcast

    Booker T Washington was the most influential African American leader at the turn of the 20th Century – so much so that at the time of his death he was described by someone as the 'most distinguished man, white or black who has come out of the South since the...

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  • Podcast Series: The Age of Revolutions

    Multipage Article

    These podcasts were developed with A-level students as the intended target audience, but provide an equally enlightening listen for the general enthusiast. The first two podcasts represent two historians’ interpretations on the role of Nelson in the defeat of Napoleon and the development of the British Navy during the nineteenth...

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  • The U.S. LGBT Movement from the 1990s

    Podcast

    In this podcast Joshua Hollands of University College London looks at the history of the U.S. LGBT movement from the early 1990s to the present.

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  • The Origins of the LGBT Movement in the U.S.

    Podcast

    In this podcast Joshua Hollands of University College London discusses the early LGBT civil rights movement in the United States from the end of World War II, through the Stonewall Riots to political mobilisation and Gay Pride.

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  • The AIDS Crisis in America

    Podcast

    The United States was the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, first noticed by doctors in young gay men in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco in 1981. By 1995 AIDS had become the leading cause of death among all Americans aged 25 to 44 with...

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  • The American Trade Union Movement

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Christopher Phelps of the University of Nottingham discusses the origins of the American Trade Union and Labour movements and looks at how they developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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  • The American Civil War

    Podcast

    In this set of podcasts Dr Adam Smith of University College London looks at the origins, the development and the significance of the American Civil War.

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  • The Welsh Marches

    Podcast

    The terms "Welsh March" and "the March of Wales" (in Medieval Latin Marchia Walliae) were originally used in the Middle Ages to denote the territory/marches between England and the Principality of Wales, in which Marcher lords had specific rights, exercised to some extent independently of the king of England. In...

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  • The Huguenots in Britain & Ireland

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Kathy Chater looks at the history of the British Huguenot community and the largest mass migration in European history until the 20th Century.

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  • African and Caribbean British History: Stuart Period

    Podcast

    In this podcast Onyeka looks at African and Caribbean British History during the Stuart period.

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  • South Asian British History 1600-1800

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Sumita Mukherjee looks at the history of South Asians in Britain between 1600 and 1800.

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  • Britain's Retreat from Empire

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor A J Stockwell looks at Britain's retreat from Empire from 1914, examining how and why this retreat began, the pressure for independence across the Empire, new imperialism, the changing relationship between rulers and ruled, how Britain attempted to manage retreat, decolonisation and the legacy of the...

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  • African and Caribbean British History: Tudor Period

    Podcast

    In this podcast Onyeka discusses African and Caribbean British History during the Tudor period.

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  • African and Caribbean British History: Georgian Period

    Podcast

    In this podcast Onyeka examines African and Caribbean British History during the Georgian period.

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  • Poverty under the Tudors

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Sue Doran explores poverty, population increase and unemployment under the Tudors. Motives for tackling poverty: charity, rebellion and humanism. Distinctions between the poor: the deserving and the undeserving. Government responses and approaches - the Poor Laws - support and discipline. The approaches of local authorities and...

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  • The Road to the First English Civil War

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Jackie Eales of Canterbury Christchurch University and former President of the Historical Association looks at the road to the First Civil War.

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  • The Levellers

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Michael Braddick discusses how radical the political objectives of some of the negotiators were.

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  • Richard II and the Peasants' Revolt

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr James Davis of Queens University Belfast discusses the reign of Richard II and the origins and significance of the Peasants' Revolt.

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  • Edward I: Law and State

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Philip Morgan discusses Edward I's impact on Law and State.

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  • Ancient Greece & Rome: Similarities and Differences

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Ursula Rothe & Dr Colin Andrews of the Open University discuss how the social, moral and religious life in Rome differed from that of ancient Greece.

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