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.
A recent investigation into corruption among South Sudan’s top leaders alleged that the country’s president, former vice president and military generals have been involved in insider deals. The country’s new vice president, Taban Deng Gai, speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about…
By Michael D. Regan
Top officials in South Sudan denied claims made by a U.S.-based human rights group earlier this week, alleging widespread corruption during the country's three-year civil war.
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