17th – 18th Century
Published: December 06, 2012 at 11:53 am
'American Experience: First Freedom - The Fight for Religious Liberty,' premiering Dec. 18 on PBS, is an informative, even-handed examination of why America's founders made religious liberty a basic human right.
Published: September 06, 2012 at 3:51 pm
James Wright's Those Who Have Borne the Battle looks at the men and women who have served during America's wars, from the revolution to modern day, and how Americans at large have treated those warriors.
Published: September 06, 2012 at 2:43 pm
Well-bred European military officers of the era often had more in common with enemies than they did with allies
Published: May 03, 2012 at 1:48 pm
In his French and Indian War history Ben Hughes presents a thoroughly researched narrative of the events surrounding the 1757 Siege of Fort William Henry and its bloody aftermath.
Published: March 29, 2012 at 5:46 pm
George Washington worried over every detail of his greatest gift to the nation - Mount Vernon.
Published: March 01, 2012 at 10:23 pm
Willard Sterne Randall delivers a detailed, personal profile of the Patriot hero in his new book Ethan Allen: His Life and Times.
Published: March 01, 2012 at 9:51 pm
James Falkner studies the life and career of vaunted military engineer Sebastien le Prestre in Marshal Vauban and the Defence of Louis XIV's France.
Published: January 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm
At the Constitutional Convention, Gouvernuer Morris made sure the office of the president would be independent from Congress.
Published: November 08, 2011 at 3:15 pm
The famous forerunners of American special-ops forces battle the French in 1758.
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.