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In recognition of Black History Month, this Brief But Spectacular comes from historian Daina Ramey Berry, who chairs the history department at the University of Texas at Austin. She is dedicated to rethinking the way we teach American history to…
Historian Sean Wilentz has examined the history of America through the lens of our presidents, our party politics, the working class — and even our music. This Independence Day, we asked Wilentz, a professor of American history at…
By Elizabeth Flock
LBJ's 'Passage of Power': The Transformation of a 'Legislative Genius'…
How Abraham Lincoln Shaped American Politics, Popular Culture Post Assassination…
In his new book, author and historian Colin Woodard explores how America was shaped by settlement patterns dating back to the time of the first Thanksgiving. Margaret Warner talks with Woodard about "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival…
In "An Anatomy of Addiction," medical historian Howard Markel details the cocaine addictions of Sigmund Freud and William Halsted, both medical revolutionaries a century ago. Betty Ann Bowser and Markel discuss what their stories tell us about one of modern…
The new book, "Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life With John F. Kennedy," includes never before heard audio recordings of interviews conducted with the former first lady in 1964. Ray Suarez discusses the rare and intimate glimpse with presidential historian…
More of Jeffrey Brown's conversation with author and historian David McCullough.
President Obama traveled to New York City Thursday to place a wreath in honor of the victims of the 9/11 attacks and mark the killing of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. Jim Lehrer discusses the significance of President Obama's decision…
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