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Willie Thompson

Now retired, Willie Thompson was Professor of Contemporary History at Glasgow Caledonian University and subsequently Visiting Professor at Northumbria University. He is the author of numerous books including What Happened To History? (Pluto Press, 2000). He was formerly secretary of the Socialist History Society.

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Ideologies in the Age of Extremes
Liberalism, Conservatism, Communism, Fascism 1914-1991

Pluto Press
This book provides a history of political ideologies during the period famously described by Eric Hobsbawn as "The Age of Extremes" -- from the First World War...
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Postmodernism and History

Palgrave Macmillan
Willie Thompson offers a clear, jargon-free introduction to postmodernist theory and its significant impact on the study of history. This is a hotly-debated...
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What Happened to History?

Pluto Press
Assessing the impact of feminist, black and minority histories, Thompson explores the impact postmodernism has had on the writing and reading of history.
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Global Expansion
Britain and its Empire, 1870-1914

Pluto Press
Looking at British imperialism from1870 to 1914, Thompson examines the social, economic and political forces that aided expansion, and the impact on British...
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The Left In History
Revolution and Reform in Twentieth-Century Politic

Pluto Press
A panoramic Hobsbawmian history of the left. 'One of the most accurate, comprehensive and stimulating histories of the left' --New Times
Willie Thompson

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