Devoted Admirers and Bitter Enemies – Assessing our current understanding of T. Dan Smith Part 3: Sources

Download this article (includes footnotes, bibliography, and primary sources)Download If you are unfamiliar with the history of T Dan Smith, it is advised that you read part 1 ('Local Hero or Corrupt Councillor?') and part 2 ('Which Way to Utopia') before reading this. Thomas Daniel Smith will always exist as a controversial figure, a polariser … Continue reading Devoted Admirers and Bitter Enemies – Assessing our current understanding of T. Dan Smith Part 3: Sources

Which Way to Utopia? Assessing Our Current Understanding T. Dan Smith Part 2: Historiography

Download this article (includes footnotes and bibliography)Download If you are unfamiliar with the history of T Dan Smith, I recommend that you read part 1 ('Local Hero or Corrupt Councillor?') before reading this. For this article I have chosen eight pieces of historiography surrounding the life of T. Dan Smith to review. Due to the … Continue reading Which Way to Utopia? Assessing Our Current Understanding T. Dan Smith Part 2: Historiography

Local Hero or Corrupt Councillor? Assessing Our Current Understanding T. Dan Smith Part 1: Introduction

This article will initially seek to introduce you to T. Dan Smith and the debates that exist surrounding his political and personal careers. It is deliberately short and omits much fine detail however this is in service of its central aim: to peak your interest in this topic and spark some enthusiasm for the mysteries … Continue reading Local Hero or Corrupt Councillor? Assessing Our Current Understanding T. Dan Smith Part 1: Introduction

The Effect of The Civil Rights Movement on United States Foreign Policy

On the 17th of May 1954, the United States Supreme Court concluded a landmark case that would bring to the fore a national movement which would last for nearly 15 years. The case, known as ‘Brown v. Board of Education’ ruled for desegregation in schools nationwide, calling on the 14th Amendment in espousing “separate but … Continue reading The Effect of The Civil Rights Movement on United States Foreign Policy

The Generalising Crisis of the 17th Century

‘The mid-seventeenth century experienced a “general crisis” in which a wave of economic, social and political upheavals swept over many parts of the northern hemisphere’ (Parker, 2001, p.20) To accurately assess this statement, it is necessary to first define the term ‘general crisis’. For the purposes of this article the definition used herein has been … Continue reading The Generalising Crisis of the 17th Century

The 17th Century Economic and Political Crises Compared

The problem with the debate around ‘the general crisis of the 17th century’ arose as soon as the phrase was put to paper, it’s the same problem that plagues debates over ‘brexit’, the central term is nebulous. Historians must decide for themselves what ‘general’ refers to, which causes great conflict like that we see between … Continue reading The 17th Century Economic and Political Crises Compared