The other side of the Renaissance man, known today for promoting autocratic power.
The City of Yanga was founded after a group of enslaved Africans, led by Gaspar Yanga, rebelled against colonial rule.
What happened to the revolutionary headgear that symbolized freedom from enslavement? Meet the sectional politics of the early republic.
In 1980, the policy of denying entry into the US based on homosexuality ran smack into anticommunism.
The ultimate conspiracy theory may be the charge of Jews killing Christian children.
In Latin America and the Caribbean, women's groups have acted to oppose military dictatorships. In fiction, their roles are rarely that of protagonist.
A German scholar's work on India, meant to foster European unity, instead may have sown the seed of nationalism.
With men mostly absent, women and children dominated a small city called Darmstadt. Then "fire night" came.
Even though they occupied much of South Asia, British civil servants and their wives wanted a taste of home. Strawberries, for instance.
The Taliban's gender-based repression was part of the US argument for invading Afghanistan.