Progress, in historical terms, has so often meant clearing places of their native inhabitants – both human and non-human.
Thanks to a long history of exclusionary government programs, the typical black family now has only 10 cents for every dollar held by the typical white family.
A toxic mix of wishful thinking, brinksmanship, finger-pointing, and fatalism in July 1914 bear similarities to Brexit.
The National Death Penalty Archive collects documents and paraphernalia behind the thousands of executions that have taken place on American soil.
Henry W. Grady wanted to promote northern investment in the South – and he was willing to ignore lynchings and the exploitation of black labor.
Several pro-Brexit figures have made some spurious historical claims lately.
Jazz used to be experienced on a dance floor. But over time, it became something to dissect and analyze.
Britain has long dreamed of breaking away from the European continent but global trade has never replaced links with its close neighbours.
The story of María invites us to consider how the powerless could assert personal autonomy in their lives and how we can hear traces of the voiceless in the archives.
In 1811 a former slave named Henry Christophe anointed himself 'First Monarch' of the 'New World.' For 10 years, he ruled over a part of modern-day Haiti, becoming a global media sensation.
The problem with giving MPs indicative votes on a variety of options is the result is unlikely to please anybody.
Archaeologists have found cloves and black pepper corns they believe to be more than 1,000 years old at a site in Sri Lanka.
The desire to treat all those in poverty via one policy stems from the same impulses that led to reform of poor laws in the 19th century.
Anti-Semitism brought down one of the world's greatest centers for mathematical research.
From the amphitheatre at Arles to London's Wembley, stadiums can be adapted to serve their cities.
While the euro's survival for two decades is evidence of its success, it was born with fundamental problems that have weakened it, leading to near-constant crisis.
Hop Lin Jong's arrival in Western Australia in 1901 was remarkable only because she was Chinese. Her life might have passed in obscurity if not for the murder of her daughter in 1925.
A 2.5 metre dolls' house reveals the hopes and dreams of Petronella Oortman, a 17th-century Dutch woman.
Our obsession with busyness is about managing relationships – not just time.
British is an imperial term, not a national one.