Dr. Gerald Horne is an African-American historian who currently holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History an African Studies at the University of Houston. He writes about topics he perceives as misrepresented struggles for justice, in particular communist struggles and struggles against imperialism, colonialism, fascism. racism and white supremacy. While many of Horne's books use a celebrated, intriguing or politically engaged individual as a prism to inspect the historical forces of their times. Horne has also produced broad canvas chronicles of infrequently examined periods and aspects of the history of white supremacy an imperialism such as the post-civil war involvement of the US ruling class-newly dispossessed of human chattels-with slavery in Brazil, which was not legally abolished until 1888, or the attempts by Japanese imperialists in the mid-20th century to appear as the leaders of a global war against white supremacy, thus allies and instruments of "liberation" for people of color oppressed by "Anglo-American Empire". Gerald Horne is one of the most gifted and insightful historians on racial matters of his generation.