Elizabeth interviews Mariah Adin about her book The Brooklyn Thrill-Kill Gang and the Great Comic Book Scare of the 1950s to get at why juvenile delinquency kept so many parents up at night in the USA in the 1950s. Were comic books leading kids to lives of crime?
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)
On July 4, we tend to think about America's birth as a product of plucky colonial grit and determination, but could it have succeeded without the support of Britain's enemies? What did American independence mean for European politics? This week Kirsti looks at the American Revolution as a continuation of power struggles in Europe.
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