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1/4 Richard Coles on the modern construction of gay identity and links with the ancient world. (R)
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4/4 What did Britain do in the American Civil War? Louise Welsh investigates. (R)
3/4 Adam Smith traces the dividing lines of the American Civil War beneath US politics today. (R)
2/4 Dr Adam Smith explores the world of the North and its war. (R)
1/4 Adam Smith explores the American South and the Civil War.
3/3 Tristram Hunt discovers the decisive impact a liberal English journalist had on Lenin. (R)
2/3 Tristram Hunt explores the political philosophies of 'Young England' and 'Young Ireland'. (R)
1/3 Tristram Hunt on how 18th-century thinker Robert Malthus's ideas wrought havoc in India. (R)
Patrick McGuiness celebrates nay-saying, refusal and creative contrariness.
Laurence Scott on Victorian novelist and contemporary of Dickens, George WM Reynolds.