Recounts the causes and events of World War II, including background on the major political and military figures of the war.
Briefly describes life in United States at the beginning of the twentieth century, including immigration, the labor movement, America's role in World War I and world affairs, and the Roaring Twenties.
Gertrud Schakat Tammen, 10 years old in 1941, recounts her memories of World War II as a German national living near Russia when the fighting between Germany and Russia began.
After the stock market crash in 1929, America plunged into one of its darkest periods--the Great Depression.
Describes the role of the African American pilots who trained at Alabama's Tuskegee Army Air Field to fight in World War II.
From the Patty Hearst kidnapping to the Oklahoma City bombing, these cases kept America watching.
Explains the situations behind the cases of Leopold and Loeb, the Lindbergh kidnapper, the Rosenbergs, the Brown school segregation suit, the Manson family, the Pentagon Papers, and O.J. Simpson, and discusses the trials and aftermath.