Premiering on PBS September 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.
A nation comes of age.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
In the early 1830s, Texas, ruled by Mexico, held 20,000 U.S. settlers and 4,000 Mexican Tejanos, forcing residents to pick sides.
The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
With over a million already dead, heroic American soldiers and nurses served in the closing battles of World War I.
The bizarre saga of the Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst's kidnapping and conversion to her captors' cause.