Liberating Narratives is a weekly newsletter helping world history teachers decolonize their classes. Each post explores how to teach specific historical topics and includes primary and secondary source excerpts, historical images, and maps. Bram Hubbell is the author. He can be found on Twitter and Mastodon.
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A discussion of how to teach New Imperialism in world history courses and centering the voices of colonized people.
A discussion of the challenges of teaching medieval West Africa in world history courses and how to use voice of the griots as a way to explore multiple perspectives/
A discussion of teaching the Ottoman practice of the devşirme in world history classes.
“If there were no buyers there would be no sellers”: Teaching the Transatlantic Slave System, c.1450 - c.1850
A discussion of how world history teachers can teach the transatlantic slave system in a way that centers Black African voices.
“British boxing versus Indian fisticuffs”: South Asia in the Era of New Imperialism, c.1860 - c.1940
A discussion of teaching British rule in India by focusing on stories on Indian resistance.
Monthly Digest for January 2023.
A discussion of how to teach European imperialism between 1840 and 1880.
A discussion of how to teach the causes of New Imperialism using primary sources.
A discussion of teaching the Industrial Revolution to help students better understand how workers experienced industrialization.
A discussion of teaching the opium trade to understand the different ways opium shaped the nineteenth century.
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