Initially supportive of Belgian King Leopold II’s claim to have created a “free state” of Congo, Williams changed his mind when he saw the horrors of empire.
How have workers around the world sought to change their conditions, and how have racial divisions affected their efforts?
Once introduced into the Americas, smallpox spread everywhere. Is it possible to know how often that was done intentionally to kill people?
Bourbaki was gnomic and mythical, impossible to pin down; his mathematics just the opposite: unified, unambiguous, free of human idiosyncrasy.
At a time when respectable women rarely spoke to the public, Anne Laura Clarke was a star lecturer.
A 1907 exhibition on the founding of Jamestown featured the work of an artist determined to counter demeaning stereotypes.