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Britain in Hong Kong
The initial British presence in Hong Kong was completely military. The excessive Chinese imports created a trade deficit that Britain tried to resolve with opium. This only led to a military confrontation.
The Triangular Trade Key To British Success
he triangular trade was named based on the triangular shape the ships took in their journeys to Africa, America, and back to Britain. Supplies were taken from Britain to Africa where slaves were purchased and then taken to the American colonies where the slaves were deposited to work the land.
Modern South Asia - A Book Review
How much do you really know about Asian history? If you are like a lot people, that answer might be little to none.
Foreign Communities in Hong Kong - A Book Review
Everyone knows of Hong Kong. Many of us remember Hong Kong before it went back to the Chinese. How many of us really know about the development of British Hong Kong? Very few.
An Empire Divided - Book Review
The colonization of the Far East by France is one of those subjects. Too few even realize how much presence the French had in that area of the world. J.P. Daughton brings that subject back into the academic circles with his book, An Empire Divided.
On a Foreign Field - A Book Review
You’ve heard of William Wallace. Yes, this book is about him. No, he’s not the main character. This book is more about the people who followed Wallace including Reeve, an English soldier, who was able to step back and see the bloody reality of war.
Key Events in African History - Book Review
What all do you know about African history? Sadly, the answer is typically very little. Yet, so much of our own history is influenced by the large continent.
Discovering Local History
When one thinks of history, thoughts of places like Philadelphia, Boston, London, or Rome come to mind. Sadly, history that is right in your own backyard gets ignored.
The Italian Renaissance - A Book Review
Most of the attention during the Renaissance period can be found in Italy where culture exploded and took the world by storm. Peter Burke dives into the society and culture of this most fascinating period in his book, The Italian Renaissance: Culture and Society in Italy.
The Success of the Chesapeake Tobacco Colonies
The success of the British trade is easily attributed to the success of the Chesapeake colonies and the tobacco they furnished.
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