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Does the rise of populism mean we're returning to the 1930s? Some historians see striking parallels
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Does the rise of populism mean we're returning to the 1930s? Some historians see striking parallels

Nov 26th 2016, 8:30 PM 27,688 Views 209 Comments

“We are facing a cataclysmic moment,” British writer Simon Schama warned following the US election.

This woman gave her 100-year-old mother the school graduation she never had
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This woman gave her 100-year-old mother the school graduation she never had

Aug 21st 2016, 4:12 PM 2,772 Views 1 Comment

The Great Depression prevented her from finishing school. But now she has her diploma!

Working women, young soldiers and chemical warfare: A glimpse at World War II in colour
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Working women, young soldiers and chemical warfare: A glimpse at World War II in colour

Jul 17th 2016, 7:00 PM 17,441 Views 20 Comments

The following photos, from the US Library of Congress, give us a rare glimpse of life in the US during World War II in colour.

Column: The untold story of two Irish workers… and this iconic picture
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Column: The untold story of two Irish workers… and this iconic picture

Jul 12th 2012, 8:30 PM 9,235 Views 26 Comments

A chance discovery in a tiny Galway village set Seán Ó Cualáin on a voyage that led to the Rockefeller Center – and a new film.

In colour: America through World War II
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In colour: America through World War II

Jul 7th 2012, 5:00 PM 8,109 Views 9 Comments

Amazing colour photos from the 1930s and 1940s.

US set to release previously undisclosed 1940 census data
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US set to release previously undisclosed 1940 census data

Mar 18th 2012, 3:57 PM 4,263 Views 14 Comments

Historians say that records of 132m people will offer new details about a transformative decade in America amid the Great Depression recovery.

Lagarde: Europe's problems can't be solved by Europe alone
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Lagarde: Europe's problems can't be solved by Europe alone

Dec 16th 2011, 4:00 PM 1,354 Views 6 Comments

The IMF head and former French finance minister calls for a united global effort to avoid a 1930s-style meltdown.

How did ratings agencies become so powerful? Trains and recessions, that’s how
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How did ratings agencies become so powerful? Trains and recessions, that’s how

Aug 13th 2011, 3:35 PM 1,255 Views 11 Comments

In the aftermath of the debt downgrade, people are wondering how S&P and the likes became so powerful. Here’s the answer.