Category Archives: American History

‘Our Friend Rommel’: How Hollywood invented the ‘Good German’

by Professor Patrick Major Twenty years ago the Polish-American installation artist Piotr Uklański mounted an exhibition simply called ‘The Nazis’ (you can see many of the photographs from the exhibition here). It showed 164 images of Wehrmacht officers in uniform, … Continue reading

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Hidden Voices: Enslaved Women in the South Carolina Lowcountry

by Siân David, UROP student. I am a second-year History student who took part in the University of Reading Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) this summer. Over the last six weeks I have co-authored an online exhibition with Professor Emily … Continue reading

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13th December 1977: In mourning and in rage – Supporting victims of rape, murder, and vulnerable women in Los Angeles

by Donna Yamani

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7th December 1941: a date which will live in infamy

by Dafydd Townley It is not an overstatement to say that the events of December 7th, 1941, changed not just the world of the time, but also shaped the world in which we live today. The attack by Imperial Japanese … Continue reading

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Daughters of the Dust and the History of Gullah communities

by Prof. Emily West On Tuesday 17th October the University kindly invited me to introduce Reading Film Theatre’s showing of the 1991 film, Daughters of the Dust, written and directed by Julie Dash.  Her father grew up in the area … Continue reading

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