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2 Britain and the French Revolution
William Wilberforce, the politician and religious writer, was instrumental in the abolition of slavery in Britain in 1807. This unit explores Wilberforce’s career and writings and assesses their historical significance. In particular it examines the contribution that Evangelicalism, the religious tradition to which Wilberforce belonged, made in the transitions between the Enlightenment and Romanticism. Throughout it relates Wilberforce’s career and writings to wider social and cultural devel
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1.4 Wilberforce in Parliament
William Wilberforce, the politician and religious writer, was instrumental in the abolition of slavery in Britain in 1807. This unit explores Wilberforce’s career and writings and assesses their historical significance. In particular it examines the contribution that Evangelicalism, the religious tradition to which Wilberforce belonged, made in the transitions between the Enlightenment and Romanticism. Throughout it relates Wilberforce’s career and writings to wider social and cultural devel
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1.1 Early influences
William Wilberforce, the politician and religious writer, was instrumental in the abolition of slavery in Britain in 1807. This unit explores Wilberforce’s career and writings and assesses their historical significance. In particular it examines the contribution that Evangelicalism, the religious tradition to which Wilberforce belonged, made in the transitions between the Enlightenment and Romanticism. Throughout it relates Wilberforce’s career and writings to wider social and cultural devel
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2.2 Insider/outsider perspectives

Social historians have long argued that we must study history ‘from the underside’, if we want to thoroughly understand a society. In other words, it is not sufficient to have a top-down knowledge of a society's institutions and politics. We need also to examine how ordinary, ‘unimportant’ people operate within a culture: what influences them and what they can (and cannot) influence; how they see their role in society and how others see it. The outsider view is the view from
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1.3 Representation

Representation is a complex idea, or set of ideas, but it is extremely important in relation to studying religion. Representing religion might mean being an official delegate of a religion, or it might mean trying to explain a religion to someone unfamiliar with it. Representation in the religious context might mean the use of an image to portray a divine figure or religious ideas, or it could refer to how a religion is characterized by either insiders or outsiders. Therefore, the sorts of qu
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Indian Independence & British Decolonisation
How important was Indian Independence (1947) in changing British attitudes to decolonisation during the period from 1945 to 1960? Dr. Chris Prior, University of Leeds: The significance of 1947; The...

History as written and presented by current historians. Visit thehistoryfaculty.com for free downloads and more information.

Reasons for the Labour Landslide of 1945
Reasons for the Labour Landslide of 1945: Explanations given by Conservative Party in aftermath of election; Longer-term trends in society; Wartime politics; Composition of the electorate. Dr....

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Reasons why the Yorkists had won the English Crown by 1461
Reasons why the Yorkists had won the English Crown by 1461: A presentation by Dr. David Grummitt, Senior Research Fellow, The History of Parliament Project, for The History Faculty:...

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3.5 More examples of percentages
From politics to cookery, ratios, proportions and percentages are part of everyday life. This unit is designed to help you become more familiar with how figures can be manipulated, then you can check whether that discount really is as big as they claim!
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3.3.2 Try some yourself
From politics to cookery, ratios, proportions and percentages are part of everyday life. This unit is designed to help you become more familiar with how figures can be manipulated, then you can check whether that discount really is as big as they claim!
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3.2 Converting to a percentage
From politics to cookery, ratios, proportions and percentages are part of everyday life. This unit is designed to help you become more familiar with how figures can be manipulated, then you can check whether that discount really is as big as they claim!
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1.4 Converting ratios from fractions to decimals
From politics to cookery, ratios, proportions and percentages are part of everyday life. This unit is designed to help you become more familiar with how figures can be manipulated, then you can check whether that discount really is as big as they claim!
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5. Politician, Diplomat, Statesman (August 1, 2007)
History, Literature, Science, Politics, Law, inventor, founding father, humorist, Enlightenment, electricity, lightning rod, American Revolution, Poor Richard's Almanac, Pennsylvania Gazette, library, writer, Continental Congress, Freemason, United States
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Washington DC - Study Program
Students can participate in the various facets of American political and cultural life from a unique vantage point, whether engaged in government service, elective politics, international relations, history or policy research, museum work, or some other realm. Contact the Office of International Studies for more information. http://www.nd.edu/~ois/
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Colonists Protest British Policies
From the 1760's onward, colonial anger grows as the British pass a series of taxes and laws. With each one, the two groups move closer to war. This is a quick, two minute, overview of the causes of the Revolutionary War. A timeline of events would be oif value.
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Our School (1962) - extract
By kind permission of the National Union of Teachers, here is a scene from a documentary they commissioned about the Francis Combe County Secondary School in Hertfordshire (interestingly, a secondary modern as opposed to a higher-profile grammar school). It's a fascinating record of teaching styles at the time, as demonstrated here in which a Scottish teacher discusses accents and ways of speaking with his pupils. You can read more about the film at: http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/1078
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Placing Words: Symbols, Space, and the City
The evolution of architecture resembles nothing so much as the fleshing out and refinement of an organism, in William Mitchell’s condensed account. In pre-industrial times, architecture was “fundamentally skeleton and skin—a structure that protects and keeps out the weather.” The industrial era brought an incre
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Democracy after Citizens United
Just when it seemed the corrosive influence of big money on American politics could not be greater, the Supreme Court gave corporations full license to exercise ‘free speech’ during campaign season. Renowned legal scholar Lawrence Lessig and his respondents debate the most effective response to the 2010 Citizens United ru
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Children and violence: An introductory, international and interdisciplinary approach
Children are subject to many forms of adversity, for example, poverty or ill health. However, a significant form of adversity experienced by children in many different regions of the world is violence. The form of violence against children varies widely and is hugely disparate. In this unit, the focus is on three different environments where children experience violence: at home, among peers at school and in the wider society (in the context of armed conflicts). The text considers the experience
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Them and Us: why we need a fair society
Will Hutton discusses the issues raised in his new book Them and Us: politics, greed and inequality – why we need a fair society. Will Hutton is the executive vice-chair of The Work Foundation and senior visiting fellow at LSE Global Governance.
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