Written by Lingxiao “Linda” Gao. Anna Veltfort’s book, Goodbye, My Havana: The Lift of a Gringa in Revolutionary Cuba, is both extremely detailed and expressive. Through its use of primary sources, it works both as a piece history writing and history-making.
Written by Megan Downie and Melissa Kane. The legend surrounding 1930s blues musician Robert Johnson has made his story somewhat of a myth. With a huge influence on musicians in the later twentieth century, what can be deciphered about Johnson’s life?
Written by Finlay Cormack. The history of oil is one steeped in colonial discourses and imperial ambitions. With continuing conflict arising from this commodity in the Middle East, how can we understand the influence of the global north in the origins of oil disputes?