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Contested Rites

Joseph Yesurun Pinto, a 31 year-old Anglo-Dutch émigré in the autumn of 1760, had led New York’s Shearith Israel synagogue for barely a year when the second notice appeared in the papers. 1,306 more words

American Revolution

Jomo Kenyatta and the Texas Longhorns

Jomo Kenyatta, father of the Kenyan nation and its first president, shook my hand on a beautiful seaside morning in December, 1967. I was out for a stroll, dressed neatly for a change, and feeling as spiffy as the bright equatorial morning. 838 more words

“Ten Cities That Made an Empire” by Tristram Hunt

In “Christmas Books 2014: best history books to read,” The Telegraph listed Ten Cities That Made an Empire (Penguin, 2014), in which Tristram Hunt “rethinks the whole history of colonialism.” Maya Jasanoff ( 427 more words

New Books

Tuesday, 25th November 2014

Ukip, int.

Pronunciation: /juːkɪp/
Etymology: < phonet. substitution of you for u + abbrev. of Kiplingite n. an admirer of (Rudyard) Kipling. It has also been suggested that this word began life as an acronym of… 60 more words


Along the Shores of the River

Late December, 187-

My Shining Light, my Josephine

It’s been two days now since I last recorded my thoughts, and those two days have been the most difficult I’ve experienced in my life. 875 more words

Mauve Prose

British Soft Power in South Asia: Historicizing Deglobalization

David Thackeray
History Department, University of Exeter
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Cross-posted from History & Policy

Many of the core debates in UK politics today concern the nation’s future trade: the question of Scottish independence, devolution of political power to the regions, and a potential referendum on EU membership. 1,192 more words

Imperial &amp; Global History



Island in the western Mediterranean, north of Sardinia. .

After the fall of the Roman Empire, Corsica became part of the Vandal Kingdom, which held the Tunisian coast-lands and many of the islands of the western Mediterranean. 780 more words