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Andrew Smith shortlisted for Gladstone Prize

UCL History teaching fellow Andrew Smith has been shortlisted for the Royal Historical Society's Gladstone Prize for his first book, Terror and terroir: The winegrowers of the Languedoc and modern France (Manchester UP, 2016). 

Published: May 23, 2017 5:40:44 PM

Why Martin Luther King had the US Constitution on his side - Adam Smith

Dr. Adam Smith is the writer and presenter of a short documentary for Know it Wall, the UCL-based website that popularises research on a broad range of fascinating disciplines, from history to physics. In the documentary, Dr. Smith discusses the problem of racism and discrimination in America and how it has been shaped by the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution, the Amendment that Donald Trump and others want to repeal:

Published: Mar 27, 2017 1:21:55 PM