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Report to JFK
The Skybolt Crisis in Perspective
Richard E. Neustadt
In March 1963, President Kennedy asked Richard E. Neustadt to investigate a troubling episode in U.S.-British relations. His confidential report—intended for a single reader, JFK himself, and classified for thirty years—is reproduced in its entirety...



Fighting Words
Working-Class Formation, Collective Action, and Discourse in Early Nineteenth-Century England
Marc W. Steinberg
A key component of social life, discourse mediates the processes of class formation and social conflict. Drawing on dialogic theory and building on the work of E. P. Thompson, Marc W. Steinberg argues for the importance of incorporating discursive...



Christianizing Kinship
Ritual Sponsorship in Anglo-Saxon England
Joseph M. Lynch
When Christianity spread from its Mediterranean base into the Germanic and Celtic north, it initiated profound changes, particularly in kinship relations and sexual mores. Joseph H. Lynch traces the introduction and assimilation of the concept of...



The Matter of Revolution
Science, Poetry, and Politics in the Age of Milton
John H. Rogers
John Rogers here addresses the literary and ideological consequences of the remarkable, if improbable, alliance between science and politics in seventeenth-century England. He looks at the cultural intersection between the English and Scientific...



United Irishmen, United States
Immigrant Radicals in the Early Republic
David S. Wilson
Among the thousands of political refugees who flooded into the United States during the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, none had a greater impact on the early republic than the United Irishmen. They were, according to one Federalist...



Land of Women
Tales of Sex and Gender from Early Ireland
Lisa M. Bitel
"This book disperses the shadows in an obscure but important landscape. Lisa Bitel addresses both the history of women in early Ireland and the history of myth, legend, and superstition which surrounded them. It is a powerful and exact book and an...



The End of Roman Britain
Michael E. Jones
Jones offers a lucid and thorough analysis of the economic, social, military, and environmental problems that contributed to the failure of the Romans, drawing on literary sources and on recent archaeological evidence.



Catholic Converts
British and American Intellectuals Turn to Rome
Patrick Allitt
From the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, an impressive group of English speaking intellectuals converted to Catholicism. Outspoken and gifted, they intended to show the fallacies of religious skeptics and place Catholicism, once again...



Whitewashing Britain
Race and Citizenship in the Postwar Era
Kathleen Paul
Kathleen Paul challenges the usual explanation for the racism of post-war British policy. According to standard historiography, British public opinion forced the Conservative government to introduce legislation stemming the flow of dark-skinned...






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