Imperialism, Churchill and the Conservative Party, Appeasement, the General Strike and Geography, biography Science and Technology. The Science and Technology section is introduced by Cambridge and history Professor Graham Farmelo, a physicist. His selections point the reader to correspondence between Churchill and Oxford Professor and RR 2017/145 Physicist Frederick Lindemann, President Roosevelt and a top-secret letter to Prime Minister Attlee concerning atomic and other Bloomsbury weaponry. At the end are pointers to related London distillations, such as Churchill and Air Power, 2012- with an essay by Richard Overy, Professor of URL: www.churchillarchive.com/ History at the University of Exeter, fully cited with resources both in and outside the Churchill Last visited February 2017 Archive, and a column that allows the reader to Contact publisher for pricing information easily link to speeches, minutes to and from Keywords Biography, History, Politics, Twentieth century, Churchill that trace the thinking about aviation United Kingdom, Winston Churchill to support war efforts. Review DOI 10.1108/RR-02-2017-0043 The focus that is particularly valuable for teachers hard-pressed for time is the teaching Last reviewed in these columns a few years ago materials. While intended for younger students, (RR 2015/312), the Churchill Archive is worth college instructors can certainly beneﬁt from the looking at again, as it has added new content. teaching materials as well. Looking at the Churchill’s life and leadership impacted instructional materials about imperialism, the twentieth-century world history signiﬁcantly and debate question is: “Was Britain divided about his voluminous output cannot help but increase Indian independence, 1930-1947?” The teacher understanding of any number of historical threads. can download the eight specially chosen resources The Archive can be searched by any number of for the students to study. Students have a chart to facets or browsed in the catalogue by categories ﬁll out where they indicate for each source, such as personal, constituency and ofﬁcial. Most whether the source reveals that Britain was at face will choose to use the easy search box or the value divided (or not) about Indian independence, advanced search (keyword or string searching, year and reasons why the source provides strong or limiters). From there, it is easy to choose from weak evidence about this particular issue (e.g. date places, people and time periods, each category of source, typicality, whether the source is well easily exploding with a plus sign to a number of informed or just an opinion). So, it makes it very speciﬁc ranges to choose between. One example, easy for the teacher to send students to the searching for nuclear, one chooses between places preselected sources with a ready-made assignment. (Europe or any individual country); a period The full database is free of charge to secondary (range or individual year) and eventually choose, schools and sixth form colleges worldwide until 31 for example, an address addressing the fears aroused by the hydrogen bomb, delivered to a December 2020. Morgan and Rasinski (2012 mass meeting of Conservative Women in 1954. It p. 585) wrote that “Primary sources allow a is somehow intimate to view his typed remarks student to get as close to a moment in time as with lines scratched out and additions penciled in. possible, to have more of the ﬁrsthand, When encountering a name, users have the option lived-through experience that is so crucial for deep of linking to a short biographical sketch via Who’s understanding”. For me, primary resources Who or The Oxford Dictionary of National provide an intimacy with the actors in history that Biography. is invaluable for all students, young and old. Featured items each month highlight one item. Librarians serving history programmes should In February, it was a Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine deﬁnitely consider subscribing to this invaluable essay Churchill wrote in 1924 dramatically entitled resource. “Shall We All Commit Suicide?” He was Kellian Clink prophetically warning about technological advances Reference Librarian, Minnesota State University that could allow for the extermination of mankind. Mankato, Mankato, Minnesota, USA Material recently added includes guides for the Cold War, the Islamic World, Empire and Reference Reference Reviews Morgan, D.N. and Rasinski, T.V. (2012), “The power and Volume 31 · Number 5 · 2017 · pp. 39 –43 potential of primary sources”, Reading Teacher, Vol. 65 © Emerald Publishing Limited · ISSN 0950-4125 No. 8, pp. 584-594.
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