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Mass Observation

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David Kynaston has successfully blended MO data with other sources in his popular recent studies of Austerity Britain and Family Britain, and with the release of the Mass Observation Archive online this material has been made far more easily availble to historians. Expect then more works along the lines of James Hinton’s new book, Nine Wartime Lives: Mass Observation and the Making of the Modern Self, a review of which can be found here.