The first officially formed regiment of northern black soldiers who fought in the Civil War was formed after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and consisted mostly of free men.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
The U.S. government's response to the Holocaust was slow and fueled by complex social and political factors.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
The Battle of the Bulge was the biggest and bloodiest single battle American soldiers ever fought.
During the defining months of the offensive against Germany, American forces faced a moral and strategic dilemma.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
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.