The Historian 157: United States

The magazine of the Historical Association

Published: 17th May 2023


5 Editorial (Read article - open access)

6 Ending Camelot: the assassination of John F Kennedy – Nicolas Kinloch (Read article)

11 Letters

12 Anti-Americanism in Britain during the Second World War – Kit Kowol (Read article)

17 The portrayal of historians in fiction: people on the edge? – Michael Bender (Read article)

22 Doomed to fail: America’s intervention in Vietnam – David McGill (Read article)

27 Reviews

28 Facing the Revolution: the other Americans – Gregory Gifford (Read article)

34 Women and the French Revolution: the start of the modern feminist movement – Luke Rimmo Loyi Lego (Read article)

38 Muddy Waters: from migrant to music icon – Matt Jux-Blayney (Read article)

42 Real Lives: Beatrice Alexander – Janet Weston (Read article)

44 Membership Extra: The Coronation of King Charles III (Read article - Historian members only)

47 Membership Extra: The First Crusade, 1095–99 (Read article - Historian members only)

50 Membership Extra: Using public records to explore local history (Read article - Historian members only)

52 History Abridged: American Policy: theory and practice over two hundred years – Trevor James (Read article)

54 My Favourite History Place: The Tenement Museum, New York – Rebecca Sullivan (Read article)

56 Out and About in Washington DC – Nicolas Kinloch (Read article)

Regular features: Access all past editions of our regular features Real Lives, History Abridged, My Favourite History Place and Out & About

Cover image: Stylishly dressed African American women at New York City's Pennsylvania Station, August 1942. Everett Collection Historical / Alamy Stock Photo

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