Britain’s black market during World War II
We tend to focus on the positive aspects of the Home Front but what about its darker side?
South-Asian suffragettes in Britain
The involvement of South-Asian women in the British suffragette movement.
The involvement of British South-Asian troops in the First World War
The vital contribution to the British and Allied war effort made by non-European forces in Western Europe.
The hidden history of BAME communities in Britain’s past
How people of mixed ethnic backgrounds became part of the fabric of Britain.
Post-war working-class British life in fiction
Post-war life in Britain captured by a new wave of working-class writers and film-makers.
Racial tension in working-class Britain
Are genuine working-class experiences of racial tension and other societal issues under-represented in literature?
Women and the miners’ strike of 1984–5
A nuanced approach to teaching the miners’ strike focussing on the often side-lined role of women.
Housing and poverty in post-industrial Britain
A way into teaching inequality in Britain through the lens of the modern history of social housing.
Women in power: Labour Cabinet ministers
Until recently, Labour women politicians were largely absent from the history bookshelves. This list shed light on their lives and achievements.