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Paradise Found: Exploring Historical Maps and Travel Writing

Paradise Found: Exploring Historical Maps and Travel Writing

│By Matthew Trenholm, Gale Ambassador at the University of Exeter│ Of all the Gale archives I’ve explored so far, my...
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“Even the Sacramental Cup Was Not Exempt from Adulteration” – The Hazards of Drinking an Old Bottle of Claret

“Even the Sacramental Cup Was Not Exempt from Adulteration” – The Hazards of Drinking an Old Bottle of Claret

│By Amelie Bonney, Gale Ambassador at the University of Oxford│ Have you recently enjoyed a special, vintage bottle of wine...
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The Power of Voice: Oral Histories in Gale’s Political and Extremism and Radicalism archive

The Power of Voice: Oral Histories in Gale’s Political and Extremism and Radicalism archive

│By Vicky Fielding, Senior Marketing Manager │ There are currently 61 oral histories in Political Extremism and Radicalism in the...
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What Is the Meaning of Christmas? Celebrating the 25th December Around the World in History

What Is the Meaning of Christmas? Celebrating the 25th December Around the World in History

| By Meg Ison, Gale Ambassador at the University of Portsmouth | The longed-for Christmas break ultimately meant one thing...
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More Than a Storm in a Teacup – The Fight for Women’s Suffrage in the Tearoom

More Than a Storm in a Teacup – The Fight for Women’s Suffrage in the Tearoom

| By Constance Lam, Gale Ambassador at the University of Durham | No matter the situation, and no matter the...
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“That’s How an RBMK Reactor Explodes…Lies” – Understanding the Climax of HBO’s Mini-Series “Chernobyl” with Gale Primary Sources

“That’s How an RBMK Reactor Explodes…Lies” – Understanding the Climax of HBO’s Mini-Series “Chernobyl” with Gale Primary Sources

| By Harry Walker, Gale Ambassador at the University of Birmingham | Being Harry Walker wasn’t easy in the Spring...
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Was Oxford University Labour Club “Moving Towards Communism”? How Primary Sources Can Help You Track the History of Your Student Society

Was Oxford University Labour Club “Moving Towards Communism”? How Primary Sources Can Help You Track the History of Your Student Society

| By Grace Davis, Gale Ambassador at the University of Oxford | The term “primary sources” gives me slightly traumatic...
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“What we may expect”: The Corrupting Power of Power

“What we may expect”: The Corrupting Power of Power

│By Ellen Grace Lesser, Gale Ambassador at the University of Exeter│ We have all heard the maxim, “Power corrupts”. This...
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The Acquisition of Gale Primary Sources at the University of Johannesburg Supports Efforts to Decolonise the Curriculum

The Acquisition of Gale Primary Sources at the University of Johannesburg Supports Efforts to Decolonise the Curriculum

| By the Gale Review team | The global movement to ‘decolonise the curriculum’ focuses on creating a more accurate...
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Gangster’s Paradise: Exploring British Media Coverage of American Organised Crime

Gangster’s Paradise: Exploring British Media Coverage of American Organised Crime

│by Matthew Trenholm, Gale Ambassador at the University of Exeter│ Everyone loves a villain. From Robin Hood to the Peaky...
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