This week, the United Nations war crimes tribunal will deliver a verdict in the trial of a former general accused of ethnic cleansing during the former Yugoslavia’s civil war. Twenty-two years after the war, residents of Bosnia continue to struggle…
By PBS NewsHour
Two years after South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan in 2011, the world's newest nation became embroiled in civil war. The conflict, cut along tribal lines, has led to a man-made famine, mass rape and a refugee crisis. NewsHour…
By Elizabeth Flock
Ron Chernow, acclaimed biographer of "Hamilton" as well as Ulysses S. Grant, recommends three books to read to understand the Civil War and its legacies.
By PBS NewsHour, Frank Carlson
How should Americans remember the past and confront the deep wounds of slavery? The events of recent weeks have intensified a national conversation about Confederate monuments, with calls to remove them from public spaces. William Brangham talks to Peniel Joseph…
By Gretchen Frazee, Joshua Barajas
President Abraham Lincoln could relate to President Donald Trump's "working vacation" away from the White House. Lincoln often retreated to his own summer cottage, where historians speculate he formed many of his ideas about how to preserve the Union.
By Lisa Desjardins
White supremacists, neo-Nazis and others have protested the removal of Confederate monuments. But the Confederate general Robert E. Lee himself never wanted such monuments built.
By Mindy Fetterman, Stateline
An online survey by Reuters in 2014 found that nearly one in four Americans want their state to secede. The desire was highest — 34 percent — in the Southwest, which includes Texas.
By Elizabeth Flock
Despite civil war, many young people seek to keep living life as usual, a major part of which is the infectious, can't-stop-dancing, culture of dance hall music.
South Sudan was founded in 2011, and now it’s on the edge of collapse: Forces allied to the president and vice president have been fighting along tribal lines. Murderous raids on civilian communities are a favored tactic, and UN peacekeepers…
By Corinne Segal
Recent marches such as the Women’s March on Jan. 21 and March for Science have lured newcomers to a symbol of activism that dates back hundreds of years.
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