In 1837, a diminutive, neglected teenager rises to become a powerful monarch.
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The Chinese Exclusion Act: Preview
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Lowering the Hawaiian Flag
The Hawaiian people had done everything in their power not to be annexed by the U.S.
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The Island Murder: Trailer
A young Navy wife made a drastic rape allegation against five nonwhite Hawaiians in 1931.
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The Island Murder: Chapter 1
The Island Murder: Chapter 1
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First White Settlers in Hawai’i
The first white Americans to settle in the Islands arrived in the 1820s.
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This is my brother
Who is this? Our team turned to Facebook, then headed to Memphis to find out.
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King and Ray
The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King forever bound the two men in history.
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A Ride Through Memphis
Fifty years after Dr. King's assassination, two long-time Memphis residents talk about the
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Becoming J. Edgar Hoover
The law school grad was asked to run the “Radical Division” at the Justice Department.
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An Attorney General Targeted
In 1919, A. Mitchell Palmer created the “Radical Division” within the Justice Department.
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The Palmer Raids
Many feared the 1919 raids went too far — violating the civil liberties of people.
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Golden Rule Jones
The Gilded Age entrepreneur offered a workplace that was guided by the golden rule.
Henry George: From Poverty to Politics
Henry George’s message about the haves and the have nots helped ignite a movement.
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J.P. Morgan: The Financier
When one of the richest men in America feared a collapse of the U.S. dollar, he had a plan
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The Gilded Age: Chapter 1
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Mary Elizabeth Lease: The Advocate
Women couldn’t run for elected office in Kansas, but Mary Elizabeth Lease was a force.
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The Bombing of Wall Street: Chapter 1
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Roads to Memphis: Chapter 1
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Andrew Carnegie: Man of Steel
His family arrived in the U.S. penniless, but Andrew Carnegie made an unimaginable wealth.
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The Rad Lab
The “Rad Lab” was the main research facility for the American radar program in WW II.
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The Lab at Tower House
In the 1930s, nearly every leading scientist in America visited a private laboratory.
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Tycoon Turned Scientist
Alfred Loomis made millions and went on to develop the technology that helped win WWII.
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Filming with Wildlife
Snakes and spiders are just a few of the things this filmmaking team encountered.
Filming in the Amazon
A filmmaking team ventures into the Amazon to bring to life Roosevelt’s harrowing journey.
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