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Articles tagged : personal testimony
Date
1750–1900
Region
Africa
Exhibiting foreigners: The case of performing ‘prince’ Lobengula

Peoples on parade: a history It is difficult to know when people from outside Europe were first displayed for entertainment for commercial gain. We do know that Christopher Columbus retur ...

Date
1500–1750
Region
The Americas
An American princess in London

English settlement of Jamestown, Virginia Jamestown, England’s first permanent settlement in the Americas, was founded by the Charter of the Virginia Company of London, a firm. Ther ...

Date
1750–1900
Region
The Americas
From slavery to freedom: J. Gronniosaw's 'Narrative'

From slavery to freedom: Britain’s transatlantic slave trade From the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries, over 12 million people were transported against their will from Africa t ...

Date
1750–1900
Region
Asia
Migrating home: 'mixed' children and the return of the nabobs of India

British migration to India: The East India Company From 1600 until 1858, Britain’s relations with India—including the temporary and permanent migration to India of British men ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Europe
Polish migration after 2004

Joining the European Union  Polish migration has been one of the largest movements in Britain's post-war migration history. Since Poland joined the European Union in 2004, and thus P ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Europe
Irish nurses in wartime Britain: Mary Morris's diary

The Irish in Britain Irish migration to Britain has a long history. From the nineteenth century, the Irish came to the country in large numbers and were one of the two most numerous group ...