Mohammed Girma, University of Pretoria The recent announcement that a British museum will return two stolen locks of hair from a 19th century Ethiopian king was hailed as an “exemplary … Continue Reading Why it’s Significant That the UK Has Returned the Locks of Hair of an Ethiopian King
Paddy Hoey, Edge Hill University and Dr David Shaw, University of Liverpool There are two world famous symbols of Irish culture: St Patrick’s day, and the Irish pub – both … Continue Reading Here’s Why St Patrick’s Day and ‘The Craic’ Are Two of Ireland’s Greatest Myths
J.M. Opal, McGill University When Americans study their 19th-century history, they tend to look at its great conflicts, especially the epic clash over slavery. They are less likely to recall … Continue Reading The Myth of the American Frontier Still Shapes U.S. Racial Divides
Researchers, including Australian maritime archaeologists, believe they have found Captain Cook’s historic ship HMB Endeavour in Newport Harbour, Rhode Island. An official announcement will be made on Friday.
In 19th century Queensland, the Native Mounted Police were responsible for “dispersing” (a euphemism for systematic killing) Aboriginal people. This government-funded paramilitary force operated from 1849 (prior to Queensland’s separation … Continue Reading How Unearthing Queensland’s ‘Native Police’ Camps Gives Us a Window Onto Colonial Violence
Crowds cheered as local lawmakers on August 18 unveiled a street sign showing that Rogers Avenue in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn would now be called Jean-Jacques Dessalines Boulevard, after … Continue Reading Meet Haiti’s Founding Father, Whose Black Revolution Was Too Radical For Thomas Jefferson