To Buy or Not to Buy? The African-American use of Consumerism in the Fight for Civil Rights

Consumerism can be used as a tool for advancing the interests of particular social groups, such as one group...

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When Fact Meets Fiction: The Significance of Diamonds in Late Nineteenth Century Southern Africa

Works of fiction can provide an alternative route into history, particularly when a novel is embedded in specific historical...

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The Background for Bond: Ian Fleming, James Bond and the British wartime Secret Service

Our resident blogger, Miles Clayton, takes us through Ian Fleming’s inspiration for James Bond. There are very few people...

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