The U.S. government's response to the Holocaust was slow and fueled by complex social and political factors.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
Two days in 1967 revealed a nation divided over a war that continues to haunt us.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
During the defining months of the offensive against Germany, American forces faced a moral and strategic dilemma.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
From the Revolutionary War to Operation Desert Storm - newly discovered letters read by celebrity actors tell of courage, longing, and sacrifice.