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04/19/2013 11:45 am ET

When Bombs Besieged New York City

New York World

It’s the most intense period of American terrorism you’ve likely never heard of. At the turn of the 20th century, bombings were a fixture of urban life in America, with frequent violent incidents reminiscent of Monday’s Boston Marathon attack.

“You would’ve actually been a lot more accustomed to [bombings] in New York 100 years ago than people are today,” said Beverly Gage, a historian at Yale. “Bombs were a shockingly regular feature in the early 20th century,” she said.

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