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History

Explore GBH's History Programs


Understanding history is essential to understanding ourselves. The more we know about the struggles of the past, the better equipped we are to learn from our mistakes, appreciate our successes, and act thoughtfully in our complex present. And to understand history, we have to tell all of its tales, both tragic and triumphant.

American Experience: Plague at the Golden Gate


How the bubonic plague in 1900 set off fear and anti-Asian sentiment in San Francisco.