When slavery ended, plantation owners looked for a new form of cheap labor and found it in indentured servitude. Thousands of men and women were sold into indentured servitude and shipped across the seas to work the plantations. A new book tells their stories.
Tens of thousands of people in the Dominican Republic are being stripped of their citizenship and deported. And most are of Haitian descent. It's the latest chapter in a long history of 'anti-Haitianismo' in the Dominican Republic.
The cricket world woke up to shocking news Thursday. One of cricket's biggest stars, Sachin Tendulkar of India, announced he's retiring from the sport. For cricket, it's like LeBron James calling it quits.
A pair of researchers in Florida developed a startling hypothesis over a round of golf: Tracking fish could tell us more about meteorological patterns around the world. Two years later, that hypothesis is bearing out, with great impacts for science.
New Orleans if a fusion of cultures, a little bit French, a little bit Spanish, a little bit Caribbean and a little bit Cajun. Perhaps nothing embodies that more than gumbo, which is literally a fusion of foods and flavors. But even the word gumbo is a bit of a fusion.
As immigration reform measures have moved slowly forward, many groups have had special programs built in for them. There's a proposal to help the Irish, another for people with backgrounds in science or math, but one group of immigrants may lose out: people from African countries looking to come here legally.
Jamaica Kincaid's story is the story of a thousand immigrants. Sure, the details are almost certainly unique to her — becoming a successful author almost instantly isn't exactly common, but her she turned difficult circumstances into a new life in America, with her own distinct style.