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“Mail Bombs Rocked American Politics a Century Ago. Here’s What a Historian Thinks That Moment Has to Teach Us,” TIME Magazine, October 26, 2018. 

After a week during which 13 packages containing explosive devices were intercepted on their way to prominent figures associated with the Democratic Party, authorities arrested suspect Cesar Sayoc on Friday. Although the apprehension may lead to some answers, authorities have warned that more mail bombs could still be working their way through the postal system, and the questions and anxiety that filled many Americans’ minds this week are unlikely to have abated. Read more here 

“Gage’s Book inspires PBS documentary,” Yale Daily News, February 13, 2018

New York businessmen in suits and ties swarm the streets to survey the “war zone” unfolding in the nation’s financial center. Where a grand building once stood only rubble remains, and charred hats and shoes that once belonged to members of the business elite line the sidewalk. This is how Public Broadcasting Service’s latest “American Experience” documentary begins. More here.

The Bombing of Wall Street, American Experience/WGBH/PBS, February 2018

Stream the film of my book, The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in its First Age of Terror.

The Bombing of Wall Street
Film Description
On September 16, 1920, as hundreds of Wall Street workers headed out for lunch, a horse-drawn cart packed with dynamite exploded in front of Morgan Bank — the world’s most powerful banking institution. The blast turned the nation’s financial center into a bloody war zone and left 38 dead and hundreds more seriously injured. As financial institutions around the country went on high alert, many wondered if this was the strike against American capitalism that radical agitators had threatened for so long. A mostly-forgotten act of terror that remains unsolved today, the bombing helped launch the career of a young J. Edgar Hoover and sparked a bitter national debate about how far the government should go to protect the nation from acts of political violence. Based on Beverly Gage’s The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in its First Age of Terror.

CNN: “The Nineties,” July 2017

I’m featured in episode 4 “The Comeback Kid” and episode 5 “New World Order.” Complete episodes can be found on Netflix.

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