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The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes
315 years. 20,528 voyages. Millions of lives.
Kahn, Andrew and Bouie, Jamelle
Article
2015
Slate.com
Usually, when we say "American slavery" or the "American slave trade," we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But North America was a bit player. From the trade's beginning in the...
The Bone Collectors
A Brutal Chapter in Australia's Past
Daley, Paul
Article
2014
The Guardian
The remains of hundreds of Aboriginal people, dug up from sacred ground and once displayed in museums all over the world, are now stored in a Canberra warehouse. When will they be given a national res...
Britain took more out of India than it put in -- Could China do the same to Britain?
Jack, Ian
Article
2014
The Guardian
Large parts of India's economy were destroyed by British technology in the 1800s, and by deals that favoured British shareholders. Today, it's China that holds that kind of power.
A Century of Theft From Indians by the National Park Service
Sonnenblume, Kollibri Terre
Article
2016
CounterPunch
The Mojave National Preserve is run by the National Park Service, which, in contrast to previous times, has been including more Indian history in its displays and programs.
C.L.R. James and Anti-/Postcolonialism
Against The Current vol. 90
Farred, Grant
Article
2001
Against The Current
C.L.R. James' proclamation in Beyond A Boundary (1963, a classic study of cricket and colonialism), after almost three decades of radical intellectual work, that “Thackeray, not Marx, bears the heavie...
CLR James, Frantz Fanon And The Meaning of Liberation
Malik, Kenan
Article
2012
A look at the Haitan Revolution and its place in history.
Connexions Library: Imperialism and Colonialism Focus Page
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Down Where Apartheid Lives
Where are the Condemnations of Australia?
Pilger, John
Article
2013
Counterpunch
John Pilger documentary Australia - “discover what lies behind the sunny face” . Aboriginal people comprise barely three per cent of the Australian population. Unlike the US, Canada and New Zealand, w...
The End of Poverty?
Diaz, Philippe
Film
2008
Today, global poverty has reached new levels because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies -- in other words, wealthy countries exploiting the weaknesses of poor, developing countries.
Files that may shed light on colonial crimes still kept secret by UK
Cobain, Ian; Norton-Taylor, Richard
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
Secret government files from the final years of the British empire are still being concealed despite a pledge by William Hague, the foreign secretary, that they would be declassified and opened to the...
The genocide in Namibia (1904-08) and its consequences
Kössler, Reinhart; Melber, Henning
Article
2012
Pambazuka News
The repatriation of human remains more than a century after they were taken to Germany from Namibia has evoked painful memories of colonial wars in which primary African resistance was crushed, and ge...
The Limits of Postcolonial Criticism: The Discourse of Edward Said
San Juan, E. Jr.
Article
1998
Against the Current
ONE OF THE fundamental discoveries of Marxist historiography is that capitalism as a world system has developed unevenly, with the operations of the “free market” determined by unplanned but (after an...
Marikana, Gaza, Ferguson - 'You Should Think of Them Always As Armed'
Pithouse, Richard
Article
2014
AllAfrica
In colonial wars the occupying power invariably reaches a point where it has to acknowledge that its true enemy is not a minority - devil worshipers, communists, fanatics or terrorists - subject to ex...
A Marxist History of the World part 35: The new colonialism
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
The Portuguese and Spanish overseas empires founded at the beginning of the 16th century were soon followed by Dutch, English, and French empires. Neil Faulkner looks at how the transformation of the ...
A Marxist History of the World part 43: Colonies, slavery, and racism
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
Capitalist contradictions were most evident in the 18th century, when the wealth of the merchant-capitalist class of Britain’s port-cities was contrasted with the untold human misery of the slaves, ra...
A Marxist History of the World part 44: Wars of empire
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
The English Revolution transformed Britain into a capitalist economy engaging in geopolitical competition. Neil Faulkner looks at how Britain became the dominant global superpower of the 19th Century.
A Marxist History of the World part 56: The Indian Mutiny
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The Indian Mutiny was the subcontinent’s first war of independence, with Indians of different ethnic and religious backgrounds fighting side-by-side despite the divide and rule fostered by the British...
A Marxist History of the World part 61: The Long Depression, 1873-1896
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
Neil Faulkner writes about the The Long Depression – an unprecedented economic slump which started the countdown to the First World War.
A Marxist History of the World part 62: The Scramble for Africa
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The imperial competition to control Africa spawned a predatory colonialism of mines, plantations, and machine-guns and propelled humanity towards industrialised world war writes Neil Faulkner.
A Marxist History of the World part 63: The Rape of China
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
Neil Faulkner looks at the impact of western imperialism's repeated and bloody attempts to control the wealth of China
A Marxist History of the World part 78: The First Chinese Revolution
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
In 1927, the Chinese nationalists smashed the country's first working-class revolutionary movement – a defeat that would shape the whole subsequent history of China.Counterfire
A Marxist History of the World part 79: Revolt in the Colonies
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The anti-colonial revolts of the early 20th century were inspired by radical ideas, but, as the examples of Ireland, India and Mexico show, history exacts a heavy price for political timidity.
A Marxist History of the World part 94: End of Empire?
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
In spite of the imperialist powers' attempts to cling on to their colonies, formal empire was finished by the late 1970s. But this was not the end of imperialism.
On Israel's colonial narrative
Abulhawa , Susan
Article
2015
Al Jazeera
Analysis: Palestinian novelist Susan Abulhawa deconstructs Israel's insidious language of power.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 8, 2015
Elections
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Richwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
connexions
Elections are the topic of the week, with items related to the October 19 Canadian federal election, and also to broader issues of parliamentary democracy, voting and whether voting can bring about ch...
The Rebel Girl: Barbara Kingsolver's Triumph - Book Review
Sameh, Catherine
Article
1999
Against the Current
IT IS A distinct pleasure to witness a favorite novelist become an even better storyteller, without losing her politics. Such is the case with Barbara Kingsolver and her new novel The Poisonwood Bible...
Edward Said's shadowy legacy
Tricky with argument, weak in languages, careless of facts: but, thirty years on, Said still dominates debate
Irwin, Robert
Article
2008
Times Literary Supplement
So many academics want the arguments presented in Edward Said's Orientalism (1978) to be true. It discourages any kind of critical approach to Islam in Middle Eastern studies.
Skullduggery and necrophilia in colonial Namibia
Erichsen, Casper W.
Article
2012
Pambazuka News
Surrealism Against Racism - Book Review
Lowy, Michael
Article
1999
Against the Current
THE WELL-KNOWN antiracist journal Race Traitor—whose motto is “Treason to whiteness is loyalty to Humanity”—published in the form of a small book a special issue (number 9, Summer 1998, ISBN # 0-88286...

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Capitalism and Slavery
Williams, Eric
Book
1944
Slavery helped finance the Industrial Revolution in England. Plantation owners, shipbuilders, and merchants connected with the slave trade accumulated vast fortunes that established banks and heavy in...
The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Mumford, Lewis
Book
1961
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
Culture of Complaint
The Fraying of America
Hughes, Robert
Book
1993
Propaganda-talk, euphemism, and evasion are so much a part of American usage today that they cross all party lines and ideological divides. The art of not answering the question, of cloaking unpleasan...
The Ojibwa of Southern Ontario
Schmalz, Peter S.
Book
1991
A history of the Ojibwa in Southern Ontario.
Pictures Bring Us Messages
Sinaakssiiksi aohtsimaahpihkookiyaawa. Photographs and Histories from the Kainai Nation
Brown, Alison, K., Peers, Laura, with members of the Kainai Nation
Book
2006
An example of museum professionals working with member of an aboriginal community to explore photographs taken of members of that community many decades earlier.
Press for Conversion #47
March 2002
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2002
This issue begins with a series of articles examining the historical context of the conflict between India and Pakistan.

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