This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Dancers at the first-ever iteration of Carnival in St Pancras Town Hall. © Getty Images

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From remembering Claudia Jones to Brexit, Australian style, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Queen Lili’uokalani

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From murder on the Middle Passage to doubling the time people lived in the Americas, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
Follow on Twitter @MWPalen

From Imperial Japan and the Russian Revolution to reading some effing Orwell in the empire, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

‘The Opium Poppy’ (1776), by Mary Delany. Trustees of the British Museum.

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From how European empires broke their opium habit to the humbling of the Anglo-American world, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

The María Pita departing from Coruña, 1803, engraved by Francisco Pérez via Wikimedia Commons

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From how children took the smallpox vaccine around the world  to how American slave owners started again in Australia, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Prof. Walter Rodney (1942-1980)

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From revisiting the murder of Walter Rodney to lying about history, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

‘This Plaque Is Dedicated to the Slaves That Were Taken From Their Homes.’ Banner taped to the pedestal of the toppled statue of Edward Colston, Bristol, UK. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From decolonizing Exeter to Black Lives Matter as America’s best ambassadors, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Man in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, sitting beneath graffiti depicting African American man George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis police custody [Baz Ratner/Reuters]
Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From the USA as a long-time symbol of anti-black racism to global protests against police brutality, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

 

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From creating colonial Portugal in Africa to how the CIA learned to rock, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Paul Cézanne: ‘Apples and Oranges’, c.1899

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From why historical analogies matter to the trouble with comparisons, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
Follow on Twitter @MWPalen

From the myth of Henry Kissinger to the real Lord of the Flies, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Illustration of Herbert Hoover by Oscar Cesare (1929) | Public Domain/Wikimedia Commons

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From when globalization really began to the end of the global trading system, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Demonstration at the Red Cross Emergency Ambulance Station during Influenza Pandemic, Washington DC, USA, National Photo Company, 1918. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From the Bombay plague epidemic of 1896 to how the 1918 influenza pandemic nearly derailed the women’s suffrage movement, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
Follow on Twitter @MWPalen

From Trump’s latest act of international vandalism to lessons from the Haitian Revolution, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

A World War II poster urges women to find a job to aid in the war effort. Minnesota Historical Society/Corbis via Getty Images

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From the historical novelty of the coronavirus to how it will change the global order, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”