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  • News Abroad

    Why Does Africa Get Hit with So Many Disasters Like Ebola?

    Joseph Yannielli

    Looking at the litany of disaster that is recent West African history - slavery, colonialism, genocide, civil war, and now an ebola epidemic of unprecedented scope and voracity - it is tempting to conclude that this is the single unluckiest region on the surface of the planet.

  • Let Our Seniors Go

    Our prisons bulge with too many old people, mostly black, put there with too long prison terms, for violent crimes like murder and rape.

    Jim Loewen


  • Roundup

    Roundup Top 10!

    This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.


  • Historians/History

    A Forgotten Stage of the Atlantic Slave Trade

    Gregory E. O’Malley

    Port records, merchant papers, and imperial correspondence all suggest that a thriving intercolonial slave trade dispersed as many as a quarter of the African people who arrived in the New World, extending their dangerous journeys to American plantations.

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