Claude McKay’s experience and analysis of Britain
Winston James

American racism shocked and appalled him. ‘I had heard of prejudice in America but never dreamed of it being so intensely bitter’, he wrote in 1918. 9 He was attracted by Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association, wrote for its newspaper, the Negro World , but never joined the organisation. However, while working in a Manhattan factory, McKay did join the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), the

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Language, lies and the crisis of representation in Such a Long Journey
Peter Morey

newspaper. A few months later, Nagarwala was removed to hospital, allegedly complaining of chest pains, where he died in March 1972.4 So, was Nagarwala a scapegoat, a ‘patsy’, taking the blame for corruption at the highest level? And did the Prime Minister’s private secretary, unaware of the unorthodox financial arrangement, unwittingly expose it by sending the cashier to the police? Just how was it possible for the Prime Minister simply to telephone the State Bank and demand money from it anyway? And what was the money really intended for? (A further twist to the tale

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Archaeology, networks, and the Smithsonian Institution, 1876–79
James E. Snead

flocked from all parts of the country to see these WONDERFUL REMAINS.’ (Daily Inter-Ocean, November 26, 1874). Late-nineteenth-century American newspapers like the Daily InterOcean were abuzz with stories of antiquarian discovery. The Memphis Avalanche chronicled remains ‘found on Mrs. Imogene Beaumont’s place, situated on Lake Cormorant, De Soto County, Mississippi’ (New Orleans Times, July 12, 1874), and dozens of similar accounts were published. Collectively, such reports demonstrate that antiquities were a common element of American rural life, engaged with interest

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The autonomous life?
Nazima Kadir

focusing on a particular profile of white squatter activists, again the historical texts present a misleading and distorted view. There are rumors and assumptions in the squatters movement that Surinamese immigrants squatted entire housing blocks in the Bijlmer in the 1970s, which have remained squatted until the present day. During my fieldwork, the majority of eviction notices published in the newspaper were for apartments in the Bijlmer that were squatted outside the movement. Yet, only one academic article from 1977

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Robert Mackay

the middle classes. The social mismatching that occurred, therefore, was mainly that of poor city children and affluent rural hosts. Newspapers were soon full of horror stories about the intolerable experiences of country hosts trying to cope with dirty and foul-mouthed slum children unused to parental control, or with complaining, slatternly young mothers who did not take the toilet training of their infant children seriously. It is no surprise, then, that in the rural areas the evacuation proved to be a potent source of resentment that was at odds with the

in Half the battle
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Serious Charge and film censorship
Tony Aldgate

’s Plays Correspondence Files, Department of Manuscripts, British Library, Serious Charge 1951/5355, play reader’s report (16 March 1953) and other memoranda or correspondence related to same. All references hereafter to the Lord Chamberlain’s Office come from this file. 3 Newspaper reviews for the

in British cinema of the 1950s
Yulia Karpova

1960s, informal research on consumer demand was carried out through shoppers’ conferences, complaint books that were mandatory for all shops, and letters to popular magazines.58 In 1960 the Institute of Public Opinion emerged at Komsomol’skaia Pravda, the official newspaper of the all-Union Soviet youth organisation (Komsomol). This was not a government initiative, but a grassroots one by the newspaper’s editorial board, which consisted of philosophers and journalists.59 The Institute’s second opinion poll in 1960 concerned the ‘dynamics and problems of standards of

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A national ethics committee and bioethics during the 1990s
Duncan Wilson

6 Consolidating the ‘ethics industry’: a national ethics committee and bioethics during the 1990s During the 1980s many of the individuals who were pivotal to the making of British bioethics sought to establish what the British Medical Journal identified as a ‘national bioethics committee’.1 Ian Kennedy, for one, regularly called for a politically funded committee based on the American President’s Commission, and his proposals were often endorsed by newspapers and other bioethicists. They were also endorsed by senior figures at the BMA, who believed a national

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Gareth Millward

diphtheria … whilst itself resulting from the successful measures of immunisation, tends to produce apathy in parents to whom the old days of diphtheria scourge were unknown’. 71 Newspaper editorials also reflected concerns after the war that apathy with regard to health care extended beyond diphtheria. ‘All the efforts which are being made to improve the health of the nation will come to nothing if people, ignorantly or selfishly, neglect the precautions that are offered them free,’ argued the Daily Mirror . 72 The Manchester Guardian was particularly scathing. The

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Charity and the economy of makeshifts in eighteenth-century Britain
Sarah Lloyd

managed to link their institution with the stewards for the British Feast (the Honourable Society of Ancient Britons), established in 1715 to celebrate loyal Welshness.8 Every St David’s Day, the children marched in the Ancient Britons’ anniversary procession – an event advertised to a wide audience through the newspapers – and the collection taken after a sermon was donated to the school. This association with the socially elite Society of Ancient Britons was of the sort many charities desired, but failed to create, and it secured the school some hefty donations: from

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