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European Possession of Africa
The carving up of the African continent did not follow traditional tribal lines. The European nations chose their own boundaries. Tribes were now split apart and meshed with other tribes. To the Europeans, they were all the same.
Expansion of Slavery as a Moral or Political Issue
If you study history long enough, you quickly discover that nothing is ever black and white. What might seem to be a simple issue is in fact quite complex. The same can be said about slavery when it came to the position of the North.
Failure of Articles of Confederation
The Articles of Confederation were created out of fear and were a reflection of “the wariness by the states of a strong central government.”
Fictional Works Revealed Slave Life
From the real life adventures, many fictional stories were also published which gave fresh views of the slave life. The first novel written by an African American was Clotelle written by William Wells Brown, an escaped slave. It is the story of a fictional daughter of President Thomas Jefferson.
Film Analysis: The Diamond Empire
The Diamond Empire is an excellent documentary that examines the history of the diamond trade and the impact it has had on the peoples of Africa.
Finding History in Art
History can be found in the art around you. Learn about cultures and people by viewing the art work of the periods.
Finding History in Quilts
Learn how history can be found in simple quilts and the fabric used in the pieces.
First Continental Congress
The First Continental Congress was a means of getting England's attention and was the first step toward independence.
Flesh and Blood So Cheap - A Book Review
Albert Marrin educates the world in his Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and its Legacy about the tragic New York event that changed American history and impacts us still today.
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.
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