Japan in World History, written by James L. Huffman, is one book in a series of Oxford University histories that focus on cultural and social history. PJ Review Score: 5 James Huffman engages his audience by giving the 'common' people a voice. He manages a balance between political, military and social history. Through this balance … Continue reading Japan in World History – a Solid Book for Your Collection
Queen Nzinga was born sometime between 1580 and 1583. She was one of several children of Ngola (king) Kia Samba, who ruled over the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms. Her father, Ngola Kiluanji Kia Samba, reigned during a time of constant conflict with the Portuguese, who'd arrived in Angola in the late 14th century. Her brother, … Continue reading The More You Know: Queen Nzinga
The Golden Age of Greece is a time period most well known for the flourishing of arts and sciences. The magnificent Parthenon was erected as both a pious symbol to the gods, and as a symbol of the wealth and superiority of Athenian culture. You may know of the general Pericles, who ushered democracy into … Continue reading The More You Know: Aspasia of Miletus
In celebration of recent African literary history, here's a list of the top five most influential African writers you need to know. Africa has no shortage of influential writers though, so the five chosen here are in now way an exhaustive list. Feel free to add your favorite African writer in the comments! Frantz Fanon … Continue reading 5 Influential African Writers You Never Learned About in School
In the same way, Natives were robbed of their ancestral lands, slapped with a label, and pushed to the margins of American history. But American history IS their history. The United States of America is an infant aberration of THEIR history.