New History books for 2020: Making a Global Impact

This last year has seen a number of new publications by colleagues in the School of History.

Alexia Moncrieff, Expertise, Authority and Control: The Australian Army Medical Corps in the First World War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020).
The Great War ushered Australian healthcare into the modern world. The shock of war still inflects Australian society.

Alexia moncrieff expertise book


Simon Hall, Ten Days in Harlem: Fidel Castro and the Making of the 1960s (London: Faber & Faber).
Castro came to New York: things were never quite the same again.

Simon hall harlem book


Will Gould and Sarah Ansari, Boundaries of Belonging: Localities, Citizenship and Rights in India and Pakistan (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020).
Citizenship has proven a major stumbling block for the world's most populous democracies: Boundaries of Belonging explains why.

Ansari and gould boundaries book


Kate Dossett, Radical Black Theatre in the New Deal (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2020).
The US federal government financed black performance communities in the 1930s. The rediscovery of their legacy is a goldmine for historians and theatre professionals.

Kate dossett radical book


Manuel Barcia, The Yellow Demon of Fever: Fighting Disease in the Nineteenth Century Transatlantic Slave Trade (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020).
Slave traders fought disease; Abolitionists made health outcomes worse. The poisonous legacy of global disease prevention remains divisive.

Manuel barcia yellow demon book


Simon Ball, Secret History: Writing the Rise of Britain's Intelligence Services (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2020).
Spies wrote themselves into the heart of British political culture. They are still there.

Simon ball rise book

John Gallagher, Learning Languages in Early Modern England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020).
The first major study of how English-speakers learnt a variety of continental vernacular languages in the period between 1480 and 1720.

John gallagher learn lang book