It’s in Britain’s interests to help the African continent reach its potential.
Studying local Africans’ contributions to the abolition of slavery provides a fuller understanding of its history.
The Haitian revolution was the first by a former slave colony and was to inspire other emancipation movements across the New World.
Understanding how our ancestors may have benefited from industrialisation and colonialism could help us become more climate-friendly citizens.
Palm oil is one of the 21st century’s most contentious agricultural commodities, but its relationship with humans goes back thousands of years.
One of Australia’s largest groups of flower species is named after a wealthy British slave-trader. And Nazi memorabilia collectors have almost sent “Hitler’s beetle” extinct. It’s time for a change.
Nigerian museums continue to present colonised versions of history. This harms local communities.
Money cowries were used for thousands of years as currency across the Indo-Pacific world but introduced into Atlantic commercial networks relatively late.
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.