The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
Meet the genius engineer and inventor whose technology helped create our wireless world.
Before the Civil War, there was no real ambulance corps. On the battlefield, most soldiers died alone, anonymous, and without comfort. There were no dog tags, so the majority of soldiers' families remained entirely unaware of their loved ones' fate. Find out what else we have today that did not exist before the Civil War.
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Historian Peter Onuf has described Inauguration Day as a rare opportunity for Americans “to look to the past in order to know what obligations we have to the future.” With that in mind, American Experience spoke with Steve Kerrigan, who acted as chief planner for President Obama’s 2009 and 2013 inaugurations. Kerrigan currently serves as president of the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, which provides support to the families of fallen soldiers.