A quarter century before the Civil War, tensions over slavery erupted in the nation's capital.
A hundred years before Occupy Wall Street, a movement aimed at the structures of power seemed ready to explode.
The Rough Rider versus the Rotten Apple.
An examination of the once-mighty general's tumultuous last year, 1884-85.
A doomed plan with a momentous legacy.
From Johnny Appleseed to James K. Polk, the Americans who embodied Manifest Destiny.
In a corner of medieval France, one man's stand against the Inquisition.
The legendary navigator's journeys after the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.
The little-known story of the shooting of the twentieth president, and its aftermath.
The author of The Pacific talks about the book, the HBO series, and the dark side of the "Good War."
The suffering and sacrifice of a city under historic siege.
African-American troops returned from World War I to find a new battle waiting at home.
Surveying the longest uninterrupted monarchy in the world.
How a former burglar and prison escape artist founded the police force as we know it.
A British writer puts the spectacle of the American Civil War on a transatlantic stage.
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