17th – 18th Century
Published: November 04, 2011 at 5:39 pm
A samurai's daisho comprised the long katana fighting sword and the shorter wakizashi for close combat or, if need be, ritual suicide.
Published: November 04, 2011 at 2:13 pm
The American military has a long and uneven history of working toward full and fair treatment of blacks and other minorities.
Published: October 04, 2011 at 9:52 pm
The new PBS documentary 'The War of 1812' goes beyond the myths and the few well-known events of 'the war we don't know much about' to present a balanced, informative and engrossing program.
Published: July 22, 2011 at 11:49 am
Peter Carlson, The Bible According to Thomas Jefferson, from Editorial
Published: July 08, 2011 at 3:10 pm
James Delgado, director of NOAA's Maritime Heritage Program, speaks to the importance of preserving and interpreting our historic military shipwrecks.
Published: July 08, 2011 at 2:15 pm
The brutal 1778 Cherry Valley Massacre prompted a wide-ranging punitive expedition that broke Iroquois power
Published: May 05, 2011 at 9:16 pm
In The Whites of Their Eyes, Paul Lockhart debunks the myths and offers new insight into the June 17, 1775, Battle of Bunker Hill.
Published: March 07, 2011 at 1:07 pm
In Washington: A Life, Ron Chernow has a candid, honest look at the often-mythologized American commander in chief and first president.
Published: January 07, 2011 at 12:19 pm
The socket bayonet, which saw duty in armies for more than a century, enabled a soldier to fix his bayonet while retaining the ability to fire.
Published: November 09, 2010 at 6:06 pm
In an age of biological discovery, a few modern-day warriors furthered science and saved lives
Published: November 04, 2010 at 4:01 pm
The Brown Bess musket served British infantry units for the better part of a century.
Published: November 03, 2010 at 5:01 pm
America was born of war, and the following 10 battles helped forge the nation and forever change world history.
Published: October 01, 2010 at 2:31 pm
Tom Lea's 1938 mural "Pass of the North" honors the giants who made El Paso. The Texan also illustrated books by J. Frank Dobie.
Published: September 10, 2010 at 5:12 pm
A new documentary on PBS explores 'Lafayette: The Lost Hero,' reminding Americans of the story of a man who played an important role in their War for Independence and was wildly popular in his day.
Published: May 06, 2010 at 2:19 pm
In the hours after Lexington/Concord, Redcoats and Rebels faced off in a little-known murderous street fight
Published: March 10, 2010 at 10:09 pm
Parliament’s modern army faces off against the Royalists at Naseby in 1645.