Contemporary British History

Contemporary British History offers innovative new research on any aspect of British history - foreign, Commonwealth, political, social, cultural or economic - dealing with the period since the First World War. The editors welcome work which involves cross-disciplinary insights, as the journal seeks to reflect the work of all those interested in the recent past in Britain, whatever their subject specialism. Work which places contemporary Britain within a comparative (whether historical or international) context is also encouraged. In addition to articles, the journal regularly features interviews and profiles, archive reports, and a substantial review section.

Four issues a year.

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Latest articles

Volume 33 (1)

Political parties at critical junctures: explaining the decisions to offer referendums on constitutional change in the United Kingdom
vol. 33 (1): 1-27
‘Westward on the high-hilled plains’: the literature of Shropshire and the early twentieth century imagination, 1896–c.1939
vol. 33 (1): 28-51
‘Save our NHS’: activism, information-based expertise and the ‘new times’ of the 1980s
vol. 33 (1): 52-74
The 1985 Supplementary Extradition Treaty between the United States of America and the United Kingdom: an exercise in soft power
vol. 33 (1): 75-97
Immigration, race and local media: Smethwick and the 1964 general election
vol. 33 (1): 98-122
Infinite conditions on the road to peace: the second New Labour government’s foreign policy approach to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict after 9/11
vol. 33 (1): 123-153
Ripped, torn and cut: pop, politics and punk fanzines from 1976
vol. 33 (1): 154-155
Yes to Europe! The 1975 Referendum and Seventies Britain
vol. 33 (1): 155-157
Christian radicalism in the Church of England and the invention of the British sixties 1957–1970
vol. 33 (1): 157-159

Volume 32 (4)

Divided sisterhood? Nationalist feminism and feminist militancy in England and Ireland
vol. 32 (4): 448-469
‘As imperialistic as our masters’? Relations between British and Irish communists, 1920–1941
vol. 32 (4): 470-491
The Connolly Association, the Catholic Church, and anti-communism in Britain and Ireland during the early Cold War
vol. 32 (4): 492-510
Two flags in the sand: anti-Communism in early Cold War Northern Ireland
vol. 32 (4): 511-541
Northern Ireland and the Far Left, c. 1965 – 1975
vol. 32 (4): 542-563
Colin Jordan and Britain’s Neo-Nazi movement: Hitler’s echo
vol. 32 (4): 564-565
Searching for Lord Haw Haw: the political lives of William Joyce
vol. 32 (4): 565-566
Prince of tricksters: the incredible true story of Netley Lucas, gentleman crook
vol. 32 (4): 566-568
Managing the economy, managing the people: narratives of economic life in Britain from Beveridge to Brexit
vol. 32 (4): 568-569
Class, politics and the decline of deference in England, 1968–2000
vol. 32 (4): 570-571
Gender, rhetoric and regulation: women’s work in the Civil Service and the London County Council, 1900-55
vol. 32 (4): 571-573