The government has tried to harness profit-driven drugmaking to serve public health before. The results were underwhelming.
The fact that the colonial system was essentially a commercial expedition meant that the outcome was the creation of corporate entities rather than nation states.
Press secretary George Steward had clandestine meetings with Nazi officials as he worked for appeasement with Germany before the second world war.
Countries or international organizations regularly enact sanctions against individual states. But how can the effectiveness of these measures be evaluated?
The abolitionist's legacy is often molded to fit various political agendas. Yet the Brown who appears in Showtime's new miniseries is one we haven't seen before.
Speculation is mounting about an impending October surprise in the 2020 race. What does that mean?
My research shows that white trainee teachers are willing to learn and to bring black history into their teaching, but need support to do so.
Today's urgent inequality and environmental crises mean that more, not fewer, students should be studying history.
Fresh research casts new light on a boldly unconventional woman who cross-dressed as a man to join a French naval sea voyage.
Puritan leaders argued vehemently for a church to be free of any higher authority – which caused problems in England and the new world.
Economic historian and development scholar Bill Freund was impatient with theoretical fads.
Donald Trump’s attack on racial injustice is an attempt to replace historical consciousness with historical amnesia. It's a racialized politics of organized forgetting.
For a film that was destined to do so much wrong, this does a surprising amount right. And in an era of relentlessly 'clever' films and knowing reboots, Face the Music has a refreshingly light touch.
Before pilot Charles Taylor and company mysteriously vanished in the Bermuda Triangle in 1945, Taylor had to be rescued from the Pacific Ocean twice.
Once stripped of their symbolic power, problem monuments offer what educators call 'teachable moments,' helping people assess society's current values and compare them with what mattered in the past.
In the 1910, the ready-made blouse market was booming and Leicester's knit giants tried their hand at manufacturing easy to launder, practical blouses.
Cocoa may not be the panacea it was once believed to be, but it's more than just a guilty pleasure.
Sound and its subtle, malleable possibilities for interpretation can be a valuable tool for those trying to capture pasts that have been erased, marginalised or forgotten.
Slave traders transformed human lives into profit-bearing opportunities – just like modern finance.
They might not really fly on broomsticks or cast spells, but the witches and wizards of books and films are based on real people.