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After the Herero ‘Uprising’: Child Separation and Racial Apartheid in German Southwest Africa

By Adam A. Blackler Regimes seeking to exercise power over a segment of the population, past and present, have used child separation as a mechanism of social control. In a previously unknown collection at the National Archives of Namibia in Windhoek,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 30 Mar 2020

Miskitu Moravians in Mesoamerica: Indigeneity, Faith, and Revolution in the 1980s

This post is a part of our “Faith in Revolution” series, which explores the ways that religious ideologies and communities shaped the revolutionary era. Check out the entire series. By Emily Snyder Somewhere in Nicaragua, there are forty lost...
From: Age of Revolutions on 17 Feb 2020

Anáhuac & Rome: Converging Indigeneity and Religiosity in Mexico’s Republican Moment

This post is a part of our “Faith in Revolution” series, which explores the ways that religious ideologies and communities shaped the revolutionary era. Check out the entire series. By Arturo Chang After having read Fray Servando Teresa de...
From: Age of Revolutions on 10 Feb 2020

The Great Fear of 1776

By Jeffrey Ostler Sometime in mid-1776, just as colonists were declaring their independence from Great Britain, an unnamed Shawnee addressed an assembly of representatives from multiple Indigenous nations who had gathered at the Cherokee capital of Chota....
From: Age of Revolutions on 23 Sep 2019

Young Dark Emu By Bruce Pascoe.

Young Dark Emu, By Bruce Pascoe.I have just finished reading the book Young Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe, & to say that I am saddened by what I read would be an understatement. This book tells the true story of the Australian Aboriginal people, their...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 8 Aug 2019

Reconciling Chignecto: The many stories of Siknikt

Anne Marie Lane Jonah [Welcome to our summer series on Acadian history! We are very excited to be presenting this special five-week series, cross-posting on Unwritten Histories, Borealia, and  Acadiensis, and in collaboration with the Fredericton...
From: Borealia on 16 Jul 2019

Settler Colonialism and Recipes in the Early Modern Maritimes

Edith Snook [This is the second in a series of posts on the Early Modern Maritimes Recipes database. The entire series can be found here.] The region now known as the Maritime provinces of Canada had before 1800 a diverse population that included Indigenous,...
From: Borealia on 24 Apr 2019

Sir Walter Raleigh's Colonists Reach Virginia in 1584 Interacting with Native American Men & Women

Theodor de Bry (1528-1598) Native Americans Making Canoes  A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of VirginiaThe first voyage made to the coasts of America after Elizabeth I's grant to Sir Walter Raleigh, with two barks, wherein were Captaines...
From: 17th-century American Women on 1 Dec 2018

Mapping Land Tenure Pluralism in the St. Lawrence River Valley

Julia Lewandoski [This essay kicks off a Borealia series on Cartography and Empire-on the many ways maps were employed in the contested imperial spaces of early modern North America.]  After the 1763 Peace of Paris, British officials embarked...
From: Borealia on 26 Sep 2018

An Odyssey or a Contract: Conquests, Cessions, Constitutions and History

Peter H. Russell’s Canada’s Odyssey is a sweeping reconsideration of the foundations of Canada’s constitutional order that has garnered considerable attention and praise. This essay is the first in a three-part series assessing the book’s...
From: Borealia on 17 Sep 2018

National Peasants: The Revolutionary Politics of Identity in MNR’s Bolivia

By Elena McGrath The revolutionaries who took power in Bolivia after arming workers and peasants in April of 1952 believed that they would be the first to bring Bolivia into the modern world. The Revolutionary Nationalist Movement (Movimiento Nacionalista...
From: Age of Revolutions on 28 May 2018

Indigenous People and Peruvian Independence: A Polemical Historiography

This post is a part of the “Race and Revolution” Series. By Silvia Escanilla Huerta  The role of indigenous people in the process of independence in Peru has always been controversial in the historiography. On...
From: Age of Revolutions on 21 May 2018

Race, or The Last Colonial Struggle in Latin America

This post is a part of our “Race and Revolution” series. By Jason McGraw Latin America has long captivated outsiders for its seeming absence of a black-white racial binary, fluidity in racial self-ascriptions, and racially-mixed populations. ...
From: Age of Revolutions on 12 Mar 2018

“Race and Revolution” Series Introduction

“Race and Revolution” Series Introduction “The race question is subsidiary to the class question in politics, and to think of imperialism in terms of race is disastrous. But to neglect the racial factor as merely incidental is an error...
From: Age of Revolutions on 26 Feb 2018

Women in 17C Virginia

This is the Virginia of the Native Americans, that British American colonial women would have found in the early years of the 1600s.  Hand-colored illustration of Theodor de Bry's (1528-1598) engraved illustration of the Native American...
From: 17th-century American Women on 19 Feb 2018

1668 - Journal of Connecticut farmer Thomas Minor (1608-1690) mentioning his wife Grace Palmer

A Year in the Life of Thomas Minor, Connecticut Farmer, 1668.Thomas Minor (1608-1690) was born in England & sailed to New England in 1630.  Thomas Minor is considered one of the 4 founders of the Town of Stonington.  In 1653, he bought the...
From: 17th-century American Women on 20 Jan 2018

1698 Puritan leader Cotton Mather (1663-1728) on Native Americans in The Story of Squanto

Cotton Mather 1663-1728"The Story of Squanto" from 1698 Magnalia Christi Americana by Cotton MatherA most wicked shipmaster being on this coast a few years before, had wickedly spirited away more than twenty Indians; whom having enticed...
From: 17th-century American Women on 18 Jan 2018

1677 Revenge of Marblehead, MA Women on Native Americans

Robert Roule, Deposition, MS 252, Edward E. Ayer Collection, The Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois.Depiction of Metacomet, also known as King Philip of Wampanoag, by an Unknown artist of the British SchoolThe Wampanoag Indians of New England began Metacom’s...
From: 17th-century American Women on 16 Jan 2018

1616-1650s New England area Native Americans dying en masse

Writing in 1634 from Boston, less than 4 years after the city had been founded, John Winthrop (1588-1649), the 1st governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, & the chief figure among the Puritan founders of New England, described a population of 4,000...
From: 17th-century American Women on 8 Jan 2018

No, Confederation Wasn’t About ‘Freedom’

Shirley Tillotson Editors’ note: This essay is jointly posted with our partners at, and appeared in an earlier version as a Letter to the Editor in the National Post (Oct. 26, 2017). Fundraisers love anniversaries. They’re...
From: Borealia on 14 Nov 2017

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