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Posts published by “James Schoonmaker”

Liberian Civil War Cannibalism

In 1989 the First Liberian Civil War erupted. In 1980, Samuel Doe headed a coup d’état to overthrow the government. The war began in 1989…

History Society Update

Hi everyone, Welcome back! We hope that everyone had a refreshing Christmas break and any January exams went well!   The History Society has a…

Germs of Discovery: Penicillin

The fear of antibiotic resistance is at the forefront of world headlines in 2015. But, to understand this fear, we need to delve into the…

The Meiji Restoration

  In 1868 the Tokugawa rule that began in 1603 came to an end.The Tokugawa shogunatewas replaced by the Meiji Restoration.This era consolidated a political…