The question of American slavery exploded into open war in 1861 -- but the deeper conflict was already a century old.
A master historian on what a bitter feud between two Founding Fathers can teach us about our own volatile era in politics.
President Truman confronted a postwar world in collapse -- and a collapsing home to boot.
How darkness gathered in a Texas city.
Imam vs. Autocrat: a look at the history and personalities behind the Iranian Revolution.
An irreverent scholar's take-no-prisoners approach to antiquity.
How Denmark's Jews escaped the Holocaust.
Looking again at the causes and effects of the conflict that reshaped a continent, and history.
Surveying the savage aftermath of the Second World War -- and the carefully wrought peace that emerged.
The history of one of New York's oldest manors -- and its slaves.
A congressman and civil rights leader looks back on the struggle -- in graphic form.
The true story of an unlikely crime-fighting duo: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, on the trail of a scandalous murderer.
How the British forced Washington into retreat -- and opened the door to his eventual victory.
The late author of American Sniper saw weapons at the heart of our national experience.
How the New Deal remade New York.
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