From the makers of BBC History Magazine comes BBC World Histories! It is a brand new title bringing you fresh perspectives on our global past – and how it shapes our lives today. One of the inspirations behind this new magazine is to understand how we got to where we are by exploring the stories of the past. Each issue will feature the expertise of leading writers and historians from across the globe to bring you lesser-known stories and to help tackle some of the defining issues of the 21st century.
BBC World Histories – issue 7
Why is the United States haunted by its past? In issue 7 of BBC World Histories, experts discuss the historical events that continue to bedevil modern America. Plus Benjamin Houston tells how the legacy of the 1992 riots still casts a dark shadow on US society 25 years later.
Also inside we ask how we should remember Che Guevara and we look at what David Bowie's seminal 1977 album tells us about the culture of the Cold War-era Berlin in which it was recorded.
PLUS: In search of the real Aztecs – brutal, bloodthirsty…and caring? Sputnik: the Cold War in space, the Nazis' quest for the supernatural and much more.