Postwar decolonisation in West Africa saw tensions rise between the fading imperial powers of France and Britain, according to papers recently unearthed by Kathryn Hadley.

Carl Peter Watts estimates the importance of the different reasons for British withdrawal.

Goa fell to Indian troops on December 19th 1961.

It’s all coming out now: the violence and atrocities that accompanied Britain’s decolonisation after the Second World War. Not everywhere, but in...

Andrew Boxer demonstrates the ways in which external events affected the struggles of African Americans in the 1950s and 1960s.

José de San Martín and his forces liberated Peru and proclaimed its independence from Spain on July 28th, 1821. 

What role did Simon Bolivar play in the history of Latin America's independence from Spain?

Too little attention has been given to the multiracial make-up of the British Home Front. Given that race was such a central issue throughout the...

The intriguing death of an Indian holy man in 1985 suggested that he was none other than Subhas Chandra Bose, the revolutionary and nationalist who, it is officially claimed, died in an air crash in 1945. The truth, however, is harder to find, as Hugh Purcell discovers.

Football became a potent expression of Algeria’s struggle for independence, never more so than during the dramatic events that preceded the 1958 World Cup, as Martin Evans explains.