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How did Dutch colonial institutions govern diversity in North America, the Caribbean, Western Africa and Asia? How can we explain these institutions’ resilience and their lasting impact on modern... [Project]
From the late nineteenth century in continental Europe, and in the second half of the twentieth century also in Quebec, Latin America, Africa and to a much lesser extent Asia, Christian workers'... [Project]
In recent years, much debate has taken place on the future and function of labour history. Among the issues debated was the position of class, and other identities of working class people, such as... [Publication]
In the late nineteenth century in a number of continental European countries Christian associations of workers arose: Christian trade unions, workers' cooperatives, political leagues, workers' youth... [Publication]
Hundreds of pious women carrying spades came to the building site on the corner of Rokin and Wijde Kapelsteeg in Amsterdam on 31 May 1531. The municipal government wanted to build a wool assayist's... [Item of the Day]
The German chancellor Bismarck was only slightly wounded in an attempt to murder him in Bad Kissingen on 13 July 1874. The offender belonged to the Catholic political wing. The man committed his... [Item of the Day]
The papal encyclical Rerum Novarum is delivered on May 15, 1891, and offers a prospect of a Catholic labour movement. Pope Leo XIII opposes Marxism as well as capitalism with the idea of a... [Item of the Day]