During the offensive against Germany, Americans faced a moral and strategic dilemma.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger initiated a secret diplomatic breakthrough with Mao Tse-tung that shocked and changed the world.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.