Nursing burned children in the Chicago School fire disaster, 1958

4 ‘Hurting and caring’: Nursing burned children in the Chicago School fire disaster, 1958 Barbara Brodie Introduction This is a narrative history of the injured children, their families and the medical staff, particularly the nurses, who closely cared for them after a devastating school fire in Chicago. The story briefly covers the actual fire and the children’s rescue and their arrival at the local hospital. It closely examines the physical and emotional care given to the young patients and their families as they struggled with the devastating reality of the

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The People’s Armies

The book is the first systematic study of the ‘People’s Armies’ of ELAS and EDES during the occupation. Previous studies have either neglected the study of the guerrilla armies altogether or focused on their political and operational activities as a result we know very little about the lives, experiences and beliefs of the men who comprised them. Equally little is known about the nitty gritty of guerrilla life; provisioning, leisure, and relations with the civilian population. The book delves into this unexplored area and provides new insights on the formation of the resistance movements and the experiences of the guerrilla fighters. The book follows the guerrillas from enlistment to the battlefield, it examines the rise and origins of the resistance armies, explores how their experiences of hardship, combat and personal loss shaped their self-image and social attitudes and discusses the complex reasons that led partisans to enlist and fight. Existing studies have presented the guerrillas as political soldiers and underscored the importance of ideology in motivation and morale. The present study offers a more complex image and looks at a series of factors that have been neglected by scholars including kinship and group ties, violence, religious beliefs and leadership. Moreover the book discusses relations between the guerrillas and the civilian population and examines how the guerrilla armies governed their territories.

The question of evidence

, social and legal backgrounds. Mabo and native title The Mabo decision is of deep significance to the legal, political and social life of Australia, and constitutes a critical moment in our history as a nation. In 1992, ten years after Eddie Mabo and four other Torres Strait Islanders who inhabited the Murray

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Empire, Nation Redux

success of the initiative is reflected in the fact that almost three decades later – and some one hundred volumes in the Series – the original iconoclasm of its intervention has now become a historiographical commonplace. What, in the wake of the successful publishing history of the Series, is there still left to say about the relationship between empire and nation? 5 This

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law addressing the law of evidence. In addition it indicates the value of sources which extend beyond the customary definition of ‘legal literature’ to the study of colonial Australian legal history. From 1805 to 1849 the inadmissibility of testimony by Aboriginal people was repeatedly framed as an impediment to justice that could be resolved only by means of legislation. In 1805

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• 2 • Film and history The peculiarity of historical films is that they are defined according to a discipline that is completely outside the cinema.1 When thinking about film as a source, one of the key questions which emerges is the film’s relationship to the past it represents and how films operate as historical objects. The relationship between film and the historical past is a curious one and so this chapter will explore a number of different approaches available to the researcher to better understand this relationship. Firstly, this chapter will briefly

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Chartering English colonies on the American mainland in the seventeenth century

Curiously, much of the ‘colonial’ era of American history (understood as the period from the first English encroachments on the North Atlantic seaboard in the late sixteenth century until the end of the War of Independence in 1783) has been written of as a history not of colonizing at all, but of settlement. ‘Colonial America’, in traditional

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Land and its acquisition was at the heart of Australia’s colonial history: land was the defining feature of settler colonialism. As historian Humphrey McQueen has pointed out, ‘just how important land was in the formation of the political and social consciousness of the Australian people [is] demonstrated by recounting some of the prolonged

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Imperialism and the (de)composition of law

Americas – dominium as a combination of sovereign and proprietary title – and fathered international law – and provided a consummate legitimation for one of the more spectacularly rapacious imperial powers. Beginning with Vitoria and that ambivalence, this chapter offers a brief history of imperial law, focusing ultimately on its terminal failure in colonialism. What this

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Chapter 4 . Sources for local history I t is a characteristic of early local historians that they were not willing to sacrifice substance in favour of style. They preferred to overburden their readers with evidence rather than to omit sources from their works. Habington justified transcribing four deeds into his account of one Worcestershire manor on the grounds that they were short and ‘cannot bee tedyous to any but suche whose tast cannot relyshe nor stomacke digest antiquityes’. Similarly, Lambarde included the Saxon will of Byrhtric of Mepham, ‘though

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