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The Gandhi-Smuts Agreement of January 1914

Chapter 18 from ‘Empire: The British Imperial Experience from 1765 to the Present’ by Denis Judd On 21 January 1914, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Jan Christian Smuts reached an agreement aimed at settling the long struggle over the rights of Indian immigrants in South Africa.  From 1860 tens of thousands of Indian indentured labourers had […]

The Hunter Who Became A Naturalist

A century ago, US president Theodore Roosevelt’s year-long African hunting safari was coming to an end. Accompanying Roosevelt on that trip was big game hunter Frederick Selous, who, as Denis Judd explains, helped to put animal protection on the agenda. America’s 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt, was a politician and statesman who seemed larger than life. […]