Jeremy Black

Jeremy Black

Calls for compensation to the descendants of slaves simplify history and miss the point that Africa was complicit in human trafficking

‘London does not need a new Holocaust memorial in the shadow of Parliament. It already has a very moving one in Hyde Park’ 

How will posterity view Brexit? Historians may now ignore its causes, but their successors may see it as just another response to global events

Heavy-hitters tackling big subjects of direct relevance to Britain today — now that is good news

An account of myths, lies and blunders on maps reveals their fascination and beauty

Two new editions of classic texts illuminate the duality of deep histories

We historians are failing in our responsibility to illuminate past and present by focusing on the slaughter without explaining its purpose 

Osterhammel’s ‘The Transformation of the World’ shows up the work of all-too-many other historians

Global Crisis by Geoffrey Parker is a masterpiece of historical scholarship, but fails entirely in its stated aim of linking political disaster to a changing climate

Two new works on the history of Mormonism by Paul C. Gutjahr and John G. Turner elucidate an element of 19th century American life too easily neglected