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    The Island Murder

    In 1931, Honolulu's tropical tranquility was shattered when a young Navy wife made an allegation of rape against five nonwhite islanders.

  • God in America | Article


    Since the days when the Puritan "city on a hill" beckoned on the horizon of the New World, religious faith and belief have forged America's ideals, molded its identity and shaped its sense of mission at home and abroad.

  • Eisenhower | Article

    Eisenhower and McCarthy

    The president refused to denounce McCarthy until the senator set out to expose communists within the U.S. Army.

  • Eugene O'Neill | Timeline

    Play by Play

    Browse a list of Eugene O'Neill's completed works, year by year, listed alongside some major historical events.

  • Film

    Henry Ford

    The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.

  • God in America | Article

    People and Ideas: Cold War and Modern Era

    How religious ideas and individuals' spiritual experiences during the Cold War/Modern era of the 20th Century have impacted American social, political and cultural life.

  • Film

    Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst

    In 1974, a militant, fringe political group kidnapped teenage newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst from her Berkeley apartment. In the months that followed, Hearst, the Symbionese Liberation Army (S.L.A.), and their constant, paramilitary audio messages dominated headlines globally.

  • America 1900 | Article

    Notable People: Military/Government Officials and Politicians

    Read about some notable politicians and officials from this time period.

  • Kinsey | Timeline

    Alfred Kinsey's Life, and Sex Research and Social Policies in America

    A timeline of events relevant to Alfred Kinsey's life, and sex research and social policies in America.

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    Truman | Primary Source

    Berlin Potsdam Conference, 1945

    The U.S., the Soviets and the British set policy on postwar Europe.

  • God in America | Article

    Interview: Catherine Brekus

    Catherine Brekus teaches American religious history at the University of Chicago Divinity School. She is the author of Strangers and Pilgrims: Female Preaching in America, 1740-1845 and editor of The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past. This is the edited transcript of an interview conducted on June 23, 2009.

  • Film

    Walt Disney

    An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.

  • LBJ | Primary Source

    Civil Rights Act of 1964

    The historic law that promoted equality for all Americans.