Caribbean

First Among Equals

Few figures from the Age of Revolutions can match the achievements of Toussaint Louverture.

Colonial Mentalities

A culture war on race and empire divided the intellectual classes of Victorian Britain.

King Henry of Haiti

Amid the instability of post-revolutionary Haiti, torn between Britain and France, Henry Christophe rose from lowly roots to become its ruler. Paul Clammer remembers his vital role in shaping a new kingdom.

Yellow Fever in the Americas

Simon Harcourt-Smith describes how the Americas were plagued by Yellow Fever, borne by mosquitoes from the seventeenth century until the early twentieth.