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The utopian beginnings of peace and love prevailed, and ended in chaos.
Grand Coulee Dam loomed large in America's imagination during the Great Depression.
As the war ends, America is forever transformed by the violent and bloody conflict.
As patriotism sweeps the nation, the country assembles its first mass conscripted army.
American neutrality erodes as Wilson declares “the world must be made safe for democracy.”
A riveting account of the event that helped give rise to the modern American militia.
The worst act of domestic terrorism in American history.
The dramatic story of the nation's first subway
A brief history of dangerous chemicals and compounds in our homes.
Native fishermen at Celilo Falls on the Columbia River.
Workers at the Baltimore Luggage Company making suitcases in 1957.
President Franklin Roosevelt walks down a ramp from his private railroad car ca. 1938.
Japanese Americans are released from the Jerome War Relocation Center in Arkansas.
A family sips from a “spring of youth” ca. 1947.
A mushroom cloud seen from Las Vegas in 1958.
1967, a tour bus on Haight Street claimed to be the only foreign tour in the domestic U.S.
Into the Amazon premieres January 2018.
A portrait of the Haight Ashbury district at the height of the hippie movement.
The climactic struggle and ensuing peace that forever changed a president and a nation.
Follow America’s entry into the conflict.
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The Great War tells the rich and complex story of World War I.
Explore America’s tortured, nearly three-year journey to war.
An inside look at the making of The Great War, premiering April 10 at 9/8c.