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Manifest Destiny, Westward Expansion and the Death of a People

Written by Nathaniel Robinson. Edited by Catherine Anderson. The phrase ‘wild west’ conjures images of cowboy shootouts, covered wagons and tumbleweeds. It has become a phrase which encapsulates the ideology of a period, western expansion into the unknown in search…

From Slavery to Freedom? The Liberation of America’s Slaves

Written by Joe Elliott. Edited by Rebecca Woolley. Institutionalized slavery is one of history’s most brutal cases of persecution. Perhaps the most famous example of this comes from the system of American slavery in the South that existed until the…

The History of the EU

Written by Adilah Hameed. Edited by Bradley Bosson. Being born as a citizen of the European Union has made me wonder why the European Union was created and how it established. Starting from the basics, The European Union is the…

The Lingering Wound of Institutional Racism in America

Written by Liam Costello. Edited by Eleanor Winn. In 1965, Malcolm X described institutional racism by saying, “If you stick a knife in my back nine inches and pull it out six inches, there’s no progress. If you pull it…

The Teutonic Order and Genocide in the Baltic

Written by Nathaniel Robinson. Edited by Bradley Bosson. The Teutonic Order fuelled by a need to spread Catholicism through conquest has grown into an unrivalled military power on the shores of the Baltic. The Teutonic Order centres its attention on…

The Cambodian Genocide in the light of the Cold War

Written by Alex Plant. Edited by Megan Wright. In just under four years, between one and a half to three million people died in a country a quarter of the size of Texas. The Cambodian genocide scarred a population, changed…

War as Voter-Bait: Labour & the 1918 General Election

Written by Christopher Worrall. Edited by Bradley Bosson.   In recent memory, the marking of Remembrance Day (especially with the recent 100 year anniversary of the start of World War One) has seen considerable public debate as to the nature…

Remembering Lost Lives

Written by Jessica Rowan. Edited by Meg Barker.   In the grand foyer of Derby Council House rests a plaque. This plaque has a specific function, one of memory and remembrance, being a memorial to fourty five council employees who…

Corps and Columns – The Battle Tactics of Napoleon Bonaparte and Why They Failed Him at Waterloo

Written by Cameron King. Edited by Bradley Bosson.   The Duke of Wellington once said of his old enemy Napoleon, ‘His presence on the field made the difference of forty thousand men.’ Though this could simply be exaggerated rhetoric, spoken…

Terrorist attacks on 9/11, the war against terror.. and baseball: Sport’s role in bringing back hope to New York City.

Written by Alex Gordon. Edited by Eleanor Winn. It’s September 11th 2001. A perfectly normal day by all accounts. New York is alive with workers and tourists hustle enthusiastically from street to street. It is 8.30am and the city is…