Yahya Jammeh Forced into Exile President Yahya Jammeh was forced into exile. When elections were held in 2016 he initially accepted defeat from his challenger Adama Barrow. Jammeh even gave a concession speech. However, he then later decided to contest the results. This then sparked a political crisis, which gained the attention of both Nigeria […]Read more "Most Significant Events of 2017"
Mary Shelly ushered in modern science fiction with the publication of Frankenstein . The novel about Victor Frankenstein with his knowledge of science created a monster has captivated readers and has been adapted into films. This is the first edition released to the public . It should be noted that Shelly’s name does not appear on […]Read more "The First Edition of Frankenstein (1818)"
These are postcards produced in the German Empire during World War I. They depict the emperors of the Central Powers who were in conflict with the Allies which included the British Empire, France, and the Russian Empire. Kaiser Wilhelm was the German emperor who allied with Franz Joseph of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Ottoman empire […]Read more "World War I Postcards Depicting the Emperors of the Central Powers (1914-1918)"
This photograph was taken in 1965 when President Julius Nyerere paid a state visit to the People’s Republic of China. The two nations shared cordial diplomatic relations, even though both nations had different ideological stances on socialism. Mao’s aid to Tanzania was generous. There was a reason that such a relationship could work. The newly […]Read more "Julius Nyerere Meets Mao Zedong"
The Simpsons originally appeared in animated shorts on the Tracy Ullman Show in 1987. The characters of Homer, Bart, Marge, and Lisa Simpson were created by Matt Groening. These characters became so popular that it was decided to turn the shorts into its own program in 1989. The show made its debut as a Christmas […]Read more "The Simpsons Series Premiere (1989)"
This is an educational and promotional film documenting Emperor Haile Selassie’s second visit to the United States. The US was attempting to promote friendly relations with African nations under the Kennedy administration. One of the reasons for the creation of the Peace Corps was to challenge the ugly American stereotype, by having US citizens go […]Read more "Haile Selassie’s Second State Visit to the United States, October 1963"
The social sciences have immense importance in a rapidly changing world. Global events are influenced by occurrences in the past . Conflict, human behavior, economic theory, politics, and philosophy are critical to understand. This site will serve as an unconventional archive and teacher of the social science of history. This academic subject often is presented […]Read more "World History"