We are delighted to announce the article titles for Issue 34, the first issue of the academic year! We are very excited to be working on this year’s issues, and would love for you to write for us!

This issue’s special feature is on Protest and Revolution. We are hoping to publish a series of articles focusing on protest and revolution throughout history, their successes and failures, and theoretical approaches.

If you’d like to write one of the articles listed below, send us an email with a brief outline of your argument or structure, and we’ll reserve the piece for you. If you have an idea of something you’d like to write, then we’d love to print it! Send us a brief pitch/outline and a suggested word count (either 450 or 900 words) and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

Suggestions for art history and book reviews are also highly encouraged!

Email us on manchesterhistorian@gmail.com
Daniel and Reuben, Editors 2019-2020

///Protest and Revolution – Special Feature///-
– ‘We have been beaten and humiliated…scattered, imprisoned, disarmed and gagged. The fate of European democracy has slipped from our hands.’ Despite their ultimate failure, what did the 1848 revolutions achieve?
– Deng Xiaoping and Socialism with Chinese Characteristics: a Capitalist Revolution?
– The 14th July Revolution: Was the Iraqi Republic doomed from the start?
– The slaves that dared to challenge imperialism: how Haiti was punished for its revolution (1791-1804) [RESERVED]
– The problem of interpreting opposition in a dictatorship: examining the low levels of resistance in Fascist Italy
– From Tiananmen Square to Hong Kong’s ‘be water’ protests: has protest against the CCP ever achieved anything? [RESERVED]
– The Ionian Revolt: authentic rebellion or Athenian proxy war?
– The restorative violence of revolution: Georges Sorel and the Syndacalist movement

And a slightly longer article surveying recent history and introducing the topic:

– Does force work in suppressing revolution? A survey of recent revolutionary history

We are looking for 1500 words (ish) on this, proposing different theories about force, revolution and protest in recent history. If you have any other ideas or something to say about violence and revolution, send us an email!

///Modern Western History///
– Mary Whitehouse versus the Permissive Society: the battle over Gay News, and what it meant for 1960s Britain [RESERVED]
– How enlightened were the enlightened absolutists?
– The Oran Massacre: the Pied-Noir and Algeria
– Australia’s Great Emu War
– Cowboys and Indians: The Mythology of the Wild West and its significance for US culture and identity
– The Collapse of the Black Panther movement in the US
– Bayard Rustin: the gay civil rights activist behind the ‘I have a dream’ speech that you’ve never heard of [RESERVED]

///Early Modern and Medieval History///
– Anna Komnene and The Alexiad [RESERVED]
– Rollo: The First Norman
– Saint Stephen I and the conversion of Hungary
– Æthelstan: the First King of England
– The Kingdom of Asturias

///African, Islamic, and Arabic History///
– The Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the 1940s and its significance for Jewish and Christian theology
– Steve Biko and the impact of the Black Consciousness Movement
– The Caliphate of Córdoba: the neglected history of Islamic Spain
– The Mau-Mau uprising and subaltern resistance to British rule in Kenya
– Black Panthers and the PLO in Boumédienne Algeria: How a newly independent Algeria welcomed resistance groups from across the globe in an act of international solidarity

///Non-Western, American History///
-Tariffs, trade and the economics of power in the Incan Empire
– The fall of the Aztecs: Why did some Indians ally with the Spanish during their conquest of Central America?
– Native Americans: The Original Environmentalists
– Was Pontiac’s War a victory or a defeat for Native Americans?
– International pressure, progressive landowners, or subaltern revolt: Why was slavery finally abolished in Brazil?

///Asian History///
– Was the Mughal Empire the first industrialised nation?
– Christianity or Nationalism: The Ideology of the Taiping Rebellion
– The Impact of the 1950 Marriage Law on Women’s Liberation in Communist China
– The causes of Indonesian independence: Nationalism, Communism, Islam and the Japanese occupation
– Banh Mi and the Potato: how French rule influenced Vietnamese cuisine

///Ancient History and Pre-History///
– Peisistratus: the tyrant that overthrew democracy or the hero of the poor?
– Athens: The Democratic Revolution?
– From the Empire of Carthage to the Latin Alphabet: How the Phoenicians shaped the Mediterranean and beyond
– ‘The Richest Man in Rome’ and the Defeater of Spartacus: How we forgot Crassus, one of Rome’s most successful politicians and ally of Caesar and Pompei [RESERVED]