Today's History (1982)

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A series of six programmes available on one cassette. Details as follows: Invisible history looks at official newsfilm and discovers discrepancies between the way events have been presented and accounts of what actually happened; Women in society examines the neglect by his torians of the contributions of women; Whatever happened to Marx? looks at the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its effect on the Third World; Oil looks at oil, and its parallels with coal, from Kuwait in the 1920s to the crisis of 1974 and its shaky future; We will be free! The story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs tells the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs drawing parallels for today's agricultural workers worldwide; Professor John Kenneth Galbraith in discussion with Roger Opie about the history of the battle between monetarist and Keynsian economists. Transmitted in 1982

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