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International Review of Social History
  • ISSN: 0020-8590 (Print), 1469-512X (Online)
  • Editor: Aad Blok Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis|Cruquiusweg 31|1019 AT Amsterdam|The Netherlands
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Published for Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis. International Review of Social History, is one of the leading journals in its field. Truly global in its scope, it focuses on research in social and labour history from a comparative and transnational perspective, both in the modern and in the early modern period, and across periods. The journal combines quality, depth and originality of its articles with an open eye for theoretical innovation and new insights and methods from within its field and from contiguous disciplines. Besides research articles, it features surveys of new themes and subject fields, a suggestions and debates section, review essays and book reviews.

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History blog

  • The House of Lords as Scotland’s high court, 1707-1875
  • 18 January 2018, Philip Loft
  • Philip Loft, ‘Litigation, the Anglo-Scottish union and the House of Lords as high court, 1660-1875’, Historical Journal Much ink has been spilled in debates over the union of the Edinburgh and Westminster parliaments in 1707.…...
  • What Cuban history can teach us about Trump’s comments on Haiti
  • 17 January 2018, Matthew Casey
  • Matthew Casey, author of Empire’s Guest Workers, discusses President Trump’s recent comments on Haiti. Donald Trump’s description of Haiti as one of a number of “shithole countries” came one day before the anniversary of the 2010 Haitian earthquake and a few weeks after he resurrected stereotypes associating Haitians with AIDS.…...