What you learned about the diseases that decimated Native communities is probably wrong.
For black activists in the 1930s, defending Ethiopia from Mussolini’s invasion created unprecedented unity.
It took science centuries to understand malaria. Now we’re waiting to see how the 2019 vaccine pilot works.
As colonized peoples challenged the imperial powers after World War I, British veterans were tapped to become a ruthless police force.
Nothing appealed more perfectly to the Romantic sensibility than the mix of horror and awe evoked by a volcano erupting.
Europeans used to believe that "bad air" caused diseases, so they distrusted the Caribbean's air quality and land features like swamps.
Since many people considered them an off-putting radical sect, some Quaker abolitionists worked behind the scenes to eradicate slavery.
In fact, Black activists and civil rights leaders have been advocating for compensation for the trauma and cost of slavery for centuries.
The president of Mexico who finally issued the decree ending slavery was of African descent himself.
To leaders, the ideal Soviet worker should be sober. Actual workers had other thoughts.