The Windrush generation witnessed the Caribbean colonies from which they had emigrated achieve independence. Despite being an ocean away, they were not passive observers.
The spread of Rastafari carried pan-African ideals from rural Jamaica to the world. From its origins in 1930s Kingston, it has espoused a striking message: Africa yes, England no.
Barbados’ decision to remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state was inevitable. Why did it take so long?
Four distinguished scholars consider a historical question of enormous contemporary resonance.
Few figures from the Age of Revolutions can match the achievements of Toussaint Louverture.
A culture war on race and empire divided the intellectual classes of Victorian Britain.
The hero of the Haitian Revolution’s lonely death in a French prison cell was not an unfortunate tragedy but a cruel story of deliberate destruction.
Maroon freedom fighters on two Caribbean islands helped hasten the abolition of slavery.
What did the indigenous people of the Americas think of Columbus?
The Lord Protector’s move on Jamaica transformed Britain’s early empire.