Regarding Race, Nation, and Our Future

Written Work by Graham T. Baden

The Coldest War: The Fall of Imperialism and the Rise of Neo-Liberalism

History remembers the Cold War as one divided by right and wrong. While it is easier to say that the “West” and the “East” drew a line in the sand … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Benjamin Franklin: Imagining an American Identity

Through the eighteenth century, colonial Americans perceived themselves in ways not dissimilar to their British counterparts. By profession, religion, and class, just as in much of the world, colonists found … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · 6 Comments

Pan-African, Pan-Cameroonian: The Exceptionalism and Entanglement of Cameroon’s Independence History

    Pan-African, Pan-Cameroonian: The Exceptionalism and Entanglement of Cameroon’s Independence History   The Republic of Cameroon is known affectionately by many names. For geographic reasons, it is known in … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

Legislation, Leadership, and Violence: The Politics of Change in a Divided World

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April 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pan-African, Pan-Cameroonian: The Success, Influence, and Failure of the Union des Populations Camerounais

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April 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Don’t Listen To Music

School turns people into socialists, they tell me, Don’t go to school. Music makes people rebellious, they say, Don’t listen to music. Don’t read books, Don’t learn. Don’t make too … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Interwar Malaise: A Tragic Fate Long Decided

           While the generations that face the twenty-first century might wish it, history can point to no single cause for the Second World War. Though we might accuse the “War Guilt … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · 5 Comments

Ruben Um Nyobe

This man is fascinating! I wrote a paper about Cameroonian independence in 2012 (I finally uploaded it) and I really want to flesh it out with new information about Nyobe. It’s just … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Critical Analysis– The Jesuit Relations

The Jesuit Relations, collected and edited by Allan Greer, is an anthology of Jesuit missionary reports written during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. These reports accompanied the encroachment of New … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Critical Analysis– Matthew Restall’s Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest

Matthew Restall’s sweeping and authoritative work, Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest seeks to debunk five centuries of historiographical half-truths. Quoting Armesto, he begins his work by undermining the certainty … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Critical Analysis — Ferdinand Oyono’s Houseboy

Ferdinand Oyono begins his haunting tragedy at the end of a Cameroonian houseboy’s life. “Brother, what are we,” Toundi Onduo asks as he enjoys his last arki, only minutes before … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 56 Comments

Throw Back Thursday – Africans of WWII

Our History Books would tell us that the Great War and its angry step-son WWII were fought on European soil and ultimately won by heroic Americans who joined the fight … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment