Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Monday 22nd January 2018 | Manchester, UK

The Discovery of America

The Discovery of America

12 October 1492 marks an event which was to change life on both sides of the Atlantic forever; this date represents the discovery of America. In 1492, the navigator Christopher More »

Edison’s Light Bulb

Edison’s Light Bulb

The invention of the light bulb was a process that took the scientific community the best part of the 19th century to complete and perfect. It was on 27 January More »

The AIDs Crisis of the 1980s

The AIDs Crisis of the 1980s

The early 1980s was a scary period to live through for American homosexual men. Homophobia and discrimination not only effected day to day life but it went hand in hand More »

Howard Hughes: Iron Man

Howard Hughes: Iron Man

‘Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist’ (The Avengers, 2012) – the assured words of Tony Stark’s self-identification are comparable to the impressive historical figure of American inventor Howard Hughes. In fact, the More »

The Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Civil Rights Act of 1964

Passed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on 2 July 1964, the Civil Rights Act was arguably the most revolutionary legislation concerning African Americans since the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863, which More »