Tiananmen Square: Investigate

The 1989 protests in Tiananmen Square were arguably the greatest challenge to the Chinese Communist state since 1949. During April and May 1989, Beijing witnessed an extraordinary series of demonstrations known as ‘the Beijing Spring’. Protesters demanded freedom, democracy and the end of corruption. An estimated 3,000 civilians were wounded and over 200 killedalthough there Continue Reading

Lincoln and the 13th Amendment – The Difficulties He Faced:

  The 13th Amendment needs little, if any, introduction. Abraham Lincoln, often voted the most popular or inspirational President, has been preserved as the freer of slaves. Most recently immortalised in Stephen Spielberg’s film.   However, popular accounts tend to smooth the nuances of Lincoln’s achievements. They continually ignore his overt racism and the limitations Continue Reading