Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.
In the summer of 1940, 10,000 children were sent from wartime Britain to the United States.
This 11-hour series analyzes the costs and consequences of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking today.
In the early 1830s, Texas, ruled by Mexico, held 20,000 U.S. settlers and 4,000 Mexican Tejanos, forcing residents to pick sides.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
The first officially formed regiment of northern black soldiers who fought in the Civil War.