The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
In the early 1830s, Texas, ruled by Mexico, held 20,000 U.S. settlers and 4,000 Mexican Tejanos, forcing residents to pick sides.
This 11-hour series analyzes the costs and consequences of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking today.
Ten years after American troops arrived in South Vietnam, communists seized Saigon in an attack that brought the war to a startling conclusion.
From the Revolutionary War to Operation Desert Storm - newly discovered letters read by celebrity actors tell of courage, longing, and sacrifice.
Two days in 1967 revealed a nation divided over a war that continues to haunt us.
In the summer of 1940, 10,000 children were sent from wartime Britain to the United States.