Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Monday 21st August 2017 | Manchester, UK

South African apartheid

South African apartheid

Xan Atkins gives a potted history of the political events and key figures leading up to and during the system of racial segregation in South Africa between 1948 and 1994.

The Mayans

The Mayans

Sophie Brownlee investigates the extensive period of the Mayan civilisation in Central America which lasted from 2600 BC to the end of the seventeenth century.

The South American slave trade

The South American slave trade

Kate Ayling writes a potted history of the South American slave trade, often overlooked in favour of the more prominent trade in North America.

To endure the unendurable and bear the unbearable

To endure the unendurable and bear the unbearable

Jo Perdicchia, guest blogger and University of Cardiff graduate, details the impressive life of Hiroo Onoda, the last Japanese soldier to surrender years after the Second World War.

Ghengis Khan and the Mongol Empire

Ghengis Khan and the Mongol Empire

The Mongol Empire was the largest contiguous land empire in history founded by the infamous Genghis Khan. Alex Larkinson writes a potted history of this multicultural empire.