Films: 1800 - 1900
Browse the entire American Experience series featuring over 250 films. Watch full films online, download teacher’s guides, go behind the scenes, and learn more about your favorite films.
Edison : 2 hrs
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
Death and the Civil War : 2 hrs
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
Billy the Kid : 1 hr
The boy behind the myth, who in just a few short years transformed himself from a skinny orphan to the most feared man in the West and an enduring icon. Part of The Wild West collection.
God in America : 6 hrs
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
War Letters : 1 hr
From the Revolutionary War to Operation Desert Storm - newly discovered letters read by celebrity actors tell of courage, longing, and sacrifice.
Henry Ford : 2 hrs
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
The Rockefellers : 2 hrs
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
Annie Oakley : 1 hr
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.
Jesse James : 1 hr
America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.
The Abolitionists : 3 hrs
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
Panama Canal : 90 mins
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
The 300-year saga of the American whaling industry.
We Shall Remain : 5 hrs
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
Wyatt Earp : 1 hr
A central figure in the narrative of how the west was won, Wyatt Earp and his story became an American legend. Part of the Wild West collection.
Custer's Last Stand : 2 hrs
The Last Stand, the final act of General George Custer's larger-than-life career, played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. Part of the Wild West collection.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.
Dinosaur Wars : 1 hr
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.
Robert E. Lee : 90 mins
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
Dolley Madison : 90 mins
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
The Greely Expedition : 1 hr
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
U.S. Grant: Warrior : 90 mins
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln : 90 mins
As a nation mourned the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, a manhunt closed in on the twenty-six-year-old actor, John Wilkes Booth.
Kit Carson : 90 mins
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.