“Vermin are Like Weeds in Your Garden”: Fences, Poisons, and Agricultural Transformation in Colonial Namibia
Bernard C. Moore | Jul 20, 2017“Ongediertes is soos onkruid in jou tuin. Elke jaar moet jy weer van nuuts af begin skoonmaak.”[Vermin are like weeds...
“Dogs Were Our Defenders!”
Bernard C. Moore | Jun 16, 2017An early 20th-century tax on owning dogs played a crucial role in shaping agriculture & labor relations during colonialism in Namibia, argues Bernard Moore.
Killing for Sheep
Bernard C. Moore | Jun 9, 2017Over the course of my research into sheep farming in Namibia during the colonial and apartheid periods (emphasis on 1915–82),...
The “African Personality” Returns: The Controversy over Gandhi at the University of Ghana
Sharika Crawford | Mar 1, 2017On June 13, 2016, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee unveiled a bronze statue of Mohandas K. Gandhi a...
AHA Member Spotlight: Ellen R. Feingold
Matthew Keough | Feb 1, 2017Ellen R. Feingold is the curator of the National Numismatic Collection at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution....
Highlights of the 2017 AHA Annual Meeting Program: Scale and Presidential Sessions
Patrick Manning | Dec 1, 2016The AHA’s annual meeting is the largest and most comprehensive gathering devoted to historical resea...
An African Diaspora Curriculum
Patrick Manning | Nov 1, 2016The College Board is encouraging innovation in its Advanced Placement (AP) courses, as the long-pro...
Teaching the Slave Trade with Voyages: The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database
John Rosinbum | Oct 31, 2016One of the most impressive archives on the web, Voyages: The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database is the product of a...
Senegal: Gender and Colonial Legacy
Emily Lord Fransee | Sep 1, 2016“But Senegalese women have always had the right to vote!”I’m in a busy restaurant in Dakar, and my n...
Conflict in Africa: The Historical Roots of Current Problems
Guest Blogger | Jul 26, 2016By Elizabeth Schmidt“The purpose of foreign policy is to promote national self-interest, not the well-being of others.” This provocative statement...