Baltimore has become the latest focus of African American anger over policing and deeper race relations. It was only a matter of time before Baltimore erupted into racial violence. The city epitomizes urban deprivation and underdevelopment. In decline since World War II, when its population peaked at just under a million people, the city now has 600,000 residents — and two-thirds are African... Continue Reading
Tim Lockley is a historian of the American South, with a particular interest in race relations and slavery. He has been published widely on themes such as poverty, gender, class, religion, sport and medicine in the colonial and antebellum eras. His specific focus has tended to be on the Atlantic southeast coast, including South Carolina and Georgia. He holds a doctorate from Cambridge University, and he has taught at the University of Warwick since 1996.