Premieres Sept 18, 8/7c. With the coming of the Civil War, and the staggering casualties it ushered in, death entered the experience of the American people as it never had before -- permanently altering the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people. Contending with death on an unprecedented scale posed challenges for which there were no ready answers when the war began. Americans worked to improvise new solutions, new institutions, and new ways of coping with death on an unimaginable scale.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
From the Revolutionary War to Operation Desert Storm - newly discovered letters read by celebrity actors tell of courage, longing, and sacrifice.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
On June 6, 1944, Allied troops invaded Normandy, fighting to free Europe from Nazi occupation and end World War II.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.