This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

View of the Cairo suburb of Helwan at the end of the nineteenth century. From the Library of Congress.

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From America’s Cold War delusions to indigenous London, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
Follow on Twitter @MWPalen

From decolonization without independence to the imperialism of country music, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history.

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This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
Follow on Twitter @MWPalen

From the political science of Game of Thrones to North Vietnam’s anti-war movement, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Tuskegee Airmen and P-47. San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From “global” Boston to who’s to blame for partition, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

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Beirut air connections, 1950s. French Foreign Ministry Archives, La Courneuve

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From James Baldwin’s Istanbul to the co-dependency of empires, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Mihkel Ram Tamm (centre), Estonian philosopher and expert on Sanskrit, yoga and meditation, became a guru for many hippies in Soviet Estonia and elsewhere in the USSR. This photo appears in the documentary film Soviet Hippies, directed by Terje Toomistu. Photo: Courtesy of Vladimir Wiedemann.

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
Follow on Twitter @MWPalen

From Soviet hippies to living through the terror of partition, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history.


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This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

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Cover detail from Paul Irish’s Hidden in Plain View: The Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney.

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
Follow on Twitter @MWPalen

From resisting the pride of the British Empire to the day Nixon began his comeback, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”