A picture of an early Irish monastic setting out to sea in search of God.
European History

Early Irish Monastics: Myths, Monasteries, and Pilgrimage

August 9, 2020

The early Irish monastic figures played an important role in the spread of Christianity in Ireland and other places in Europe. Some Irish monks set out to sea with the deliberate aim of letting the wind take them wherever it would. Some returned to tell marvelous stories about what they had seen. […]

Slaves dancing on a Carolina plantation
World History

The Slave Trade: From Europe to the Americas

August 7, 2020

Slavery became common after the European encounter with the American continents after 1492. This established a new pattern of slavery: slaves from Africa were forcibly taken to the plantations of the Americas. […]

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