Short essays written for an expanding resource of digitised archival materials that document the history of the Persian Gulf region. The essays cover a gamut of subjects, including the lives of slaves in the nineteenth century, British imperialism in the Gulf, travel and communication, maritime trade, pearl diving, the discovery of oil, and more.
- Britain’s ineffectual efforts to suppress the slave trade
- Telegraphs and typewriters: the impact of technology on bookkeeping at Bushire
- Mombasa: Britain’s shortest-lived protectorate?
- German interests in the Gulf’s pearling industry
- The indigo trade in the Gulf in the nineteenth century
- George Barnes Brucks and the first English survey of the Gulf
- Negotiating the origins of the Gulf’s aviation industry