As well as an attack on the working classes, Peterloo was also an episode of violence against women.
New research suggests people from Germany, Russia, the UK and US all think their own country was the most important in World War II.
A recent article in The Atlantic called for a "new science of progress" - this is dangerous and ignores the academic study of the history of human development.
The 2020 US election could set a record for ugliness and division. Two previous elections provide important context for what that division can mean.
Old injustices don't simply disappear with time – they tear a nation apart.
Like many great men, the legacy of Ghana's independence hero is not uncontested.
Just what is Boris Johnson, the UK's new prime minister: a liberal or conservative? A historian writing a book about Brexit, the focus of much of Johnson's career, says the man is hard to pin down.
They reflect wider concerns about the US – and its leaders.
Municipal swimming pools flourished in the 20th century. But too often, their success was based on the exclusion of African Americans.
Why the UK should follow the US lead in plans to issue an annual certificate of Hong Kong's autonomy.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is leaving her job, and two media scholars reflect on the career of the very first press secretary – a model of openness who respected news reporters.
Far from being a technical, commercial instrument, money can be a social and political construct that has immense radical potential.
Research shows that England was one of the first sovereigns to default on its international debt obligations.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison can learn from the pitfalls that contributed to the downfall of the Rudd and Gillard governments.
What can be the road ahead for Kosovo and Serbia under the EU patronage?
A scholar's efforts to learn how textbooks in New Jersey were portraying the Holocaust leads her to testify against a history teacher who taught his students to question if the Holocaust took place.
The link between empire, inequality – and Brexit.
Morse code works whether flashing a spotlight or blinking your eyes – or even tapping on a smartphone touchscreen.
This sorry tale of institutional racism represents a scandal to rival the treatment of the Windrush generation.
History is complex and multi-dimensional. Any response to what happened in the past should reflect this.