• The facade of the National Library of Scotland.

cover detail from Evolution Before Darwin

Henry H. Cheek

Bill Jenkins introduces us to the short life and tragic death of Henry H. Cheek, a pre-Darwinian evolutionist. At the University of Edinburgh In many popular accounts of the theory of evolution the reader could be forgiven for coming away…

Frederick Douglass and Ten Scottish Worthies

Recent research has suggested that Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was the most photographed American of the nineteenth century.  The former slave who became a leading intellectual and civil rights campaigner of his age, was captured on camera more times than George…