How a 1940 antisemitic propaganda weapon was turned against Israel.
Black History Month
A culture war on race and empire divided the intellectual classes of Victorian Britain.
Africans in Georgian Britain have often been portrayed as victims of slavery, unfortunates at the bottom of the social heap. The reality was far more fluid and varied, with many African gentlemen sharing the same cultural and social aspirations as their fellow Englishmen.
The dead, white, male canon has not merely stifled African-American history so much as smothered it. One author has spent her career grappling with the problem of America’s whitewashed past, writes Alexander Lee.
Volume 70 Issue 10 October 2020