Lawmakers are seeking to downplay the role that slavery played in the development of the United States, but history tells a different story.
Forced labour in the cane fields of Queensland has had a lasting influence of the Australian nation.
Studying local Africans’ contributions to the abolition of slavery provides a fuller understanding of its history.
As a political tool with a long history and dubious boundaries, whiteness – by its very fluidity – fosters violence.
The legacy of racism in both the United States and the United Kingdom has impacted the ability of Blacks and other ethnic groups to accumulate wealth.
For relations with the DRC to truly improve, the Belgian state must acknowledge its historical responsibility more strongly.
Daniel Boyd’s solo exhibition Treasure Island, now at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, is a deeply political and personal interrogation of Australia’s colonial history.
In 1881, a Pacific Islander woman brought here to work on a sugar cane plantation ran away. She was violently retrieved by her employer. Her story sheds moving light on a dark history of exploitation.
The Haitian revolution was the first by a former slave colony and was to inspire other emancipation movements across the New World.
If Texas Gov. Greg Abbott had his way, the state’s past of lynching Blacks would be taught as an exception rather than the rule. History tells a different story.
Peacekeeping missions grab the headlines when they’re associated with tragedy and death – but that isn’t their full story.
An anthropologist writes that despite best efforts, there is no guarantee that children may not have been exploited in the production process of chocolate.
An expert on the royal family’s finances explains how they still benefit from historical connections to slavery and empire.
Winner of the Olive Schreiner Prize, What Happens was inspired by the discovery of a slave burial site.
Eighteenth-century Quakers attempted to align their religious beliefs with what they purchased. These Quakers led some of the early campaigns against sugar being produced by enslaved people.
Born in Blackness by Howard W. French is a towering work. It argues that, because of gold and slavery, Africa is central to creating the modern world.
Sugar has deep links with slavery in the US, but Black workers weren’t the only ones affected. In post-Civil War Louisiana, Chinese workers also toiled cutting and processing cane.
King saw parallels between the anti-colonial movement in Africa and the civil rights struggle in the US.
Before the Civil War, US activists sought to combat slavery through sugar boycotts. Instead, consumption grew.
The west has long defined racism as a function of colonial domination and discrimination. But in a changing world this definition must be challenged.