Will COVID-19 change the American social safety net? New research looks at history as a guide for how governments react to crises that expose inequality.
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A new book chronicles the winter of 1933, when nations began to turn inward toward nationalism and isolationism and the world edged closer to war again.
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A historian breaks down Italy's response to the 14th-century Black Death and what we can learn from history to face today's COVID-19 pandemic.
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For VE Day, a historian looks back on what we should remember and what we've forgotten about the day the Allies accepted Nazi Germany's surrender.
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"This is a 200-year old question. If we can solve that, we would definitely be rock stars."
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A historian explains how smallpox outbreaks changed American public health and vaccination forever, as well as what we can learn for today's pandemic.
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A historian explains what we can learn from the Great Depression in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and its economic devastation.
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Historian Walter Scheidel identifies pandemics as one of "the four horsemen" of major economic leveling. Will COVID-19 level inequality or shore it up?
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Research suggests family stories can help children weather hard times—like the current COVID-19 pandemic.
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