The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
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.
Follow seven former Amish who choose their freedom over their family
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
From the Revolutionary War to Operation Desert Storm - newly discovered letters read by celebrity actors tell of courage, longing, and sacrifice.
American Experience has moved to Tuesday nights on most PBS stations.