Social History

Social History publishes articles, reviews and debates of high quality historical analysis. The editors also seek to encourage more experimental formats of presentation, which move away from the structure of the formal scholarly article. These may take the form of interventions that invoke discussion, provoke argument, enter criticism and create new space for analysis. Social History is committed to developing a broad geographical basis. Research on all parts of the world will be considered, and the editors would particularly like to encourage work on areas such as Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America. As well as medieval, early modern and nineteenth-century history, Social History aims to extend its coverage of twentieth-century work. The journal is dedicated to providing a forum for theoretical debate and innovation on questions of social formations, genders, classes and ethnicities and is open to approaches from other fields such as sociology, social anthropology, politics, economics and demography. In this light, the editors are committed to making the journal as wide ranging as possible conceptually, certainly going beyond recent struggles associated with post-structuralism. While recognising the important contributions made in these exchanges, the editors wish to see a move away from radical divisions drawn between the social and the cultural.


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Latest articles

Volume 43 (1)

Colonial workers, imperial migrants and surveillance: policing in Le Havre, 1914–40
vol. 43 (1): 1-29
‘It was better when it was worse’: blue-collar narratives of the recent past in Belgrade
vol. 43 (1): 30-55
Courtship, sex and poverty: illegitimacy in eighteenth-century Wales
vol. 43 (1): 56-80
Consumption and poverty in the homes of the English poor, c. 1670–1834
vol. 43 (1): 81-104
The social history of modern Greece: a roundtable
vol. 43 (1): 105-125
The Great Leveler: violence and the history of inequality from the Stone Age to the twenty-first century
vol. 43 (1): 126-128
Gender and political culture in early modern Europe, 1400–1800
vol. 43 (1): 128-130
A Social History of England, 1500–1750
vol. 43 (1): 130-132
Going to Market: women, trade and social relations in early modern English towns, c.1550–1650
vol. 43 (1): 132-134
A Social History of British Naval Officers, 1775–1815
vol. 43 (1): 134-135
Nine Centuries of Man: manhood and masculinities in Scottish history
vol. 43 (1): 135-137
Dressing for Austerity: aspiration, leisure and fashion in postwar Britain
vol. 43 (1): 137-139
Payment and Philanthropy in British Healthcare, 1918–48
vol. 43 (1): 139-140
Liverpool Sectarianism: the rise and demise
vol. 43 (1): 140-142
Becoming Atheist: humanism and the secular west
vol. 43 (1): 142-144
Cul de Sac: patrimony, capitalism and slavery in French Saint-Domingue
vol. 43 (1): 144-145
The Brink of Freedom: improvising life in the nineteenth-century Atlantic world
vol. 43 (1): 145-147
Cuban Émigrés and Independence in the Nineteenth-Century Gulf World
vol. 43 (1): 147-149
Home Front: North Carolina during World War II
vol. 43 (1): 149-150
Creating the New Right Ethnic in 1970s America: the intersection of anger and nostalgia
vol. 43 (1): 151-152