Written by Amy Hendrie. Who was the supposed ‘Great Dissenter’? Amy Hendrie challenges the traditional accounts of the the United States Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan as the colour-blind stalwart against legalised segregation, revealing that it is far from simple.
Written by Sophie Whitehead. The portrait of Lady Elizabeth and Dido Belle has fascinated historians and allowed us a glimpse into Black History in the eighteenth century. But who was she? And how has she been understood by historians and art critics since the painting’s production?
Written by Jess Womack. Trends within film largely mirror trends within society, mirroring political and social feeling. This can especially be seen within the ‘Obama-era’ and beyond, where historical fiction exploring the racial past of the US became popular.