By providing insights from different disciplines, a new book uncovers new themes in the history of Yoruba people of West Africa
The Canadian response to racism south of the border can be described as an Americanization of Canadian history.
The slave revolt in Berbice, modern-day Guyana, was unusual for its length and near success. So why are so few of the revolt’s documents in the Caribbean nation’s archives?
Slave traders transformed human lives into profit-bearing opportunities – just like modern finance.
Cameroon’s anglophone crisis is not simply a dispute between two feuding groups: a range of international actors have been architects of the current situation.
The statue was part of a push in the Victorian era to create mercantile heroes. Colston’s slaving activities were conveniently glossed over.
The story of the growth of Britain’s sugar trade can tell us a lot about the development of capitalism and the slave trade.
If you want to know the extent of the slave trade from Liverpool, use the tools in this article.
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.