End of Slave Trade in the US

In the early seventeenth century, several European countries began to implement the longest, and most sustained, forced migration in history: the slave trade. In colonial America, Spanish and Portuguese explorers had arrived expecting to discover gold, only to instead find tobacco which became a booming market. Poor Europeans who signed up as indentured servants were Continue Reading

French Elections – Macron beats Le Pen Comfortably: Results and Implications of the French Election 2017

In April 2016, a few hundred people gathered in a provincial town north of Paris to hear Emmanuel Macron speak. Macron spoke of French industry and employment, and set out his vision for the future of France. He launched his brand new political movement, En Marche! (On the Move!) a little over a year ago, Continue Reading