This post summarizes the research by Headrick (2014) on responses to sleeping sickness epidemics in colonial Africa.
This post focuses on how British and French colonial governments reacted to sleeping sickness epidemics and what motivated their approach.
The persistent lower-life expectancy of Indigenous Australians reflects contemporary social failures and the impact of a violent colonial past.
This post presents patterns of missing women in Colonial India. Male-biased sex ratios emerge most visibly after age 10.
Post-contact depopulation in the New World resulted from the introduction of epidemic diseases to which Indigenous peoples were defenceless.
The Dutch Cultivation System in nineteenth-century Java used forced labor to cultivate cash crops. This contribution argues that this colonial institution had important negative effects on the local peasantry’s health.
Using newly collected evidence for colonial Zambia and Cameroon, we show how strong and lasting the effects of historical investments in education and healthcare are in explaining contemporary outcomes.