Issue 19 of BBC World Histories is out now

The December 2019/January 2020 issue of BBC World Histories magazine is now on sale

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BBC World Histories, a title from the makers of BBC History Magazine, brings you a fresh take on our global past – and how it shapes our lives today.

In our December 2019/January 2020 issue, now on sale:

How the American Revolution created a global storm

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The surprising, far-reaching consequences of the 18th-century fight for independence | Matthew Lockwood

When the Berlin Wall fell

How German people reacted to the barriers coming down 50 years ago | Hester Vaizey

The cost of unity

What was the immediate aftermath of the seismic events of 1989? | Ian Kershaw

The world beyond the wall

Political, economic and social impacts | Kristina Spohr

The untold story of India’s prisoners of war

Some 75,000 Indian soldiers were captured by Axis powers in the Second World War. Why have their stories been overlooked? | Diya Gupta

When should countries intervene in others’ affairs?  

Experts discuss justifications for international intervention | Diya Gupta

When should countries intervene in others’ affairs?

Experts discuss justifications for international intervention

The afterlife of Charles Manson

The bizarre, bloody story of the Manson Family horrified America – and still shapes our perceptions of 1960s counterculture | Jeffrey Melnick & Elinor Evans

Plus: Jung Chang discusses three sisters who shaped modern China, while Peter Ling considers past moves to impeach US presidents

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Coming up in issue 20 (on sale from 2 January 2020)

The Holocaust

Exploring the legacy of the Nazi genocide, on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

1970 in pictures

Review the year’s cultural, technological, political and sporting landmarks

Ships of the red desert

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The Wild Swans author discusses her new book on three women who shaped 20th-century China