In 1,000 words, write a comparative essay discussing how two history books written by different authors can fit within historiographical categories. Define these categories, discuss any overlaps and uncertainties and reflect on what we can learn from locating books in their historiographical context.

This is a draft version of a recent essay. I have no idea where the completed one is... Probably lost in the university computer system. This is an unedited version, therefore, and may be a little waffley or mistake-ridden. History is a vast subject, spanning thousands of years of wars and conflicts, the lives of … Continue reading In 1,000 words, write a comparative essay discussing how two history books written by different authors can fit within historiographical categories. Define these categories, discuss any overlaps and uncertainties and reflect on what we can learn from locating books in their historiographical context.

Loic Wacquant’s article ‘From Slavery to Mass Incarceration’

For a seminar this morning, I have been reading a number of articles and chapters on the topic of mass incarceration in the United States. One in piqued my interest, however. Loic Wacquant's article, published in the New Left Review in early 2002, offers a fascinating theorem on the continuing confinement of African Americans. Entitled … Continue reading Loic Wacquant’s article ‘From Slavery to Mass Incarceration’

Critical Review of ‘Liverpool and the American Civil War’ by J. Pelzer

John D. Pelzer, ‘Liverpool and the American Civil War’, History Today 40 (1990), pp. 46-52. The article takes a fairly narrative tone, opening with the story of the launching of the Virginia from Liverpool immediately illustrating one significant connection between Liverpool and America – the ports. John Pelzer’s ‘Liverpool and the American Civil War’ discusses … Continue reading Critical Review of ‘Liverpool and the American Civil War’ by J. Pelzer