From 1861 to 1865, the Civil War ravaged America. It still holds several notorious records, such as the highest number of average deaths per day (504). Read more of the shocking statistics from the War that divided our nation.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.