An Empire of Readers

How was the eighteenth-century pursuit of knowledge intertwined with enslavement and empire? Lucy Moynihan on the history of literary institutions in the British colonial world.

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Colston Revisited

Madge Dresser argues that statues of slave traders, such as Edward Colston, often served complex local and civic objectives, which were inextricable from historical processes which silenced the voices of enslaved Africans.

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Lincoln Again

Manisha Sinha on Spielberg's mythic rather than historical Lincoln, and missed opportunities to uncover the complex history of emancipation.

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