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Families pose with their wagons near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, late 19th century. On page 56, Karen R Jones tells the stories of women grasping new social opportunities in the American West

14 The forgo en story of Hispanic North America J

BY CARRIE GIBSON What happened to earlier communities in a history now dominated by English voices?

THE LONG READ

23 The complex history of concentration camps J

BY DAN STONE Why we must look to the past to understand recent debates about border camps in the US

THE BIG QUESTION

40 Why can’t we escape the grip of the Second World War? J

Experts discuss the long-lasting legacy of the global conflict

PERSPECTIVES

48 The Yalta Conference, 1945 J

BY DIANA PRESTON How Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt viewed their key meeting during the Second World War, and the g loba l impact of the summit 56 How women won the West BY KAREN R JONES It’s often portrayed as the macho domain of cowboys and outlaws – yet many resourceful and determined pioneer women made their mark on the American West 66 1984: Rewriting the past J

BY DORIAN LYNSKEY In writing his classic novel, Orwell drew on the very real horrors of the 20th century Plus From We to The Handmaid’s Tale, how history inspired five other fictional dystopias

J On the cover

COVER ILLUSTRATION BY DAVIDE BONAZZI

A L A M Y

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