Historians base their claims to insight and authenticity on preserved traces of the past. But the past is continuously reinterpreted in the light of new scholarship and contemporary agendas. The articles in this issue represent competing claims to some familiar topics, such as the intellectual legacy of the New Left Review; the shaping of civil society and the state in Britain; a reappraisal of the hunger marches of the 1930s; and different perspectives on the relationship between fascism and gender. Contributors include Duncan Thompson, Mark Bevir, Matt Perry, Michael Murphy, David Renton and Martin Durham.
Author Biography: Kevin Morgan teaches politics at the University of Manchester.