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Discover the work of the Race Relations Department based at Fisk University, a highly influential think tank which emerged as a centre of scholarly investigation and public conversation on civil rights in the twentieth century. The extensive records of the Department, housed at the Amistad Research Center, are available now in Race Relations in America, a new online collection from Adam Matthew. Presenting fascinating speeches, reports, surveys and analyses, the resource sheds light on the Civil

What is Happiness?

A pioneering social research organisation, Mass Observation was founded in 1937 by anthropologist Tom Harrisson, film-maker Humphrey Jennings and poet Charles Madge. Their aim was to create an 'anthropology of ourselves', and by recruiting a team of observers and a panel of volunteer writers they studied the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain. February 2017 marks 10 years since the first module of Mass Observation Online was published, and I decided to celebrate the resource’s tenth

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