Ulysses Grant lived in the public limelight from his first battlefield successes in 1862 until his death in 1885. Browse these pro- and anti-Grant political cartoons, spanning his military and political careers, and investigate the range of popular opinions about Grant and the major issues of his time.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
As a nation mourned the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, a manhunt closed in on the twenty-six-year-old actor, John Wilkes Booth.
In the summer of 1940, 10,000 children were sent from wartime Britain to the United States.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
A look at JFK's assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald and the subsequent investigations that lead to a widespread loss of trust in government institutions.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.