For two centuries, American whale oil lit the world - illuminating and powering the start of the industrial revolution and laying the groundwork for a truly global economy.
On April 4, 1968, escaped convict James Earl Ray shot and killed Dr. Martin Luther King. Roads to Memphis is the fateful narrative of this killer and his prey, set against the seething, turbulent forces in American society at that time.
In an exploration of the morality of actions taken in the name of war, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE directs its lens to the 1968 My Lai massacre and asks what drove a company of American soldiers to commit the worst atrocity in American military history?
Earth Days traces the origins of the modern environmental movement.
As the wife of the fourth President, James Madison, Dolley Madison played an important part in the political and social experiment that was the early American Republic.
Six years after the start of WWII in Europe, British and American Allied forces carried out bombing campaigns over German cities, claiming half a million civilian lives. This story examines the defining moments that led the U.S. across a moral divide.
Wyatt Earp is portrayed in movies and television by some of Hollywood's greatest actors, but these fictions often belie the complexities and flaws of a man whose life is a lens on politics, justice and economic opportunity in the American frontier.
In 1973, American Indian Movement activists and residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation occupied the town of Wounded Knee, demanding redress for grievances. As a result of the siege, Indians across the country forged a new path into the future.
As the leader of the last Native American fighting force to capitulate to the U.S. government, Geronimo was seen by some as the perpetrator of unspeakable savage cruelties, while to others he was the embodiment of proud resistance.
Though the Cherokee embraced “civilization” and won recognition of tribal sovereignty in the U.S. Supreme Court, their resistance to removal from their homeland failed. Thousands were forced on a perilous march to Oklahoma.
In the course of his brief and meteoric career, Tecumseh would become one of the greatest Native American leaders of all time, orchestrating the most ambitious pan-Indian resistance movement ever mounted on the North American continent.
In 1621, the Wampanoag of New England negotiated a treaty with Pilgrim settlers. A half-century later, as a brutal war flared between the English and a confederation of Indians, this diplomatic gamble seemed to have been a grave miscalculation.
The Polio Crusade, interweaving the personal accounts of polio survivors with the story of a crusader who tirelessly fought on their behalf while scientists raced to eradicate this dreaded disease.
The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer featuring interviews with the scientist’s former colleagues and scholars to present a revealing portrait of one of the most important and controversial scientists of the twentieth century.
Telling the story of the landmark's construction through historians, architects, and engineers, while weaving in portraits from present day New Yorkers who describe their personal connections to Grand Central.
American Experience: The Massachusetts 54Th Colored Infantry movie trailer - starring Morgan Freeman. Directed by Jacqueline Shearer. Genre: Documentary
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