Centuries' worth of important information is stored on paper – which can decay, burn or get eaten by pests. Peek inside the process of making all that data digital.
Despite the millions used in the transatlantic slave trade and Britain benefitting from their forced labour, a national memorial is proving difficult.
Pope Francis recently completed a tour of three African nations. His visit needs to be understood in the context of the church's long history in Africa and its modern-day difficulties.
A historian says that critics get the past wrong.
Book adds a great deal to our understanding of how children were ensnared into the Indian Ocean slave trade.
Merchants from Brazil, Cuba, North America and the British West Indies traded goods grown by slaves on plantations, for more slaves.
West Africa has lessons to learn from its ancient empires and colonial governments on regional trade and integration.
The television dramas have not exaggerated the horrors of the slave trade. The reality was often even worse for Africans taken from their homes.
The mondo film, for all its faults, encapsulates our tangled responses to the darkest moments of our collective history.
Ending slavery didn't mean that the rights of Britain's colonial peoples were properly protected. Far from it.
An adventurer who gave us the first account by an Englishman of early colonial Brazil.
The slave trade was used to fund American universities. Scholars are looking to recover the lost stories of the enslaved humans who built some of America's oldest institutions.
Saving the world’s forests and oceans means putting an end to slavery run by criminal gangs.
For over 500 years, the drug has been associated with racism and poverty.
The Portuguese slave ship São José, which sank off Cape Town, was one of many vessels that either rounded the Cape or pulled into Table Bay for refreshment during the Transatlantic slave trade.
At the root of today's racial troubles on campuses is the past, when most American universities were intimately connected to slave trade and slavery. Harvard, Princeton, Brown were no exception.