This collection of essays focuses on forgotten figures, events and policies of twentieth century Europe and America. At first glance, the topics seem disparate, covering a range of time periods and regions, from pre-WWI Germany to post-WWII America, yet each raises similar questions about inter-relationships between states, the ways in which the struggles of the age shaped the lives of individuals and the roles individuals played in key historical events. The collection establishes new vantage points from which to survey the period and opens up previously unexplored lines of investigation.
Jarosaw Suchoples is an assistant professor at the Institute of History and International Relations of the University in Szczecin (Poland).
Katy Turton is a lecturer in European History at Queen's University, Belfast.