Explore six historical moments when the United States faced choices that would shape its destiny.
History Forum: A Storm of Witches
10/18/14 To 10/18/14
Emerson W. Baker is professor of history at Salem State College. He is the author of "A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials," "American Experience" (Sept. 2014), "The Devil of Great Island: Witchcraft and Conflict in Early New England," and co-author of an award-winning biography of Sir William Phips.
History Forum: Founding Rivalry: Hamilton and Jefferson
11/08/14 To 11/08/14
John Ferling is a professor emeritus at the University of West Georgia. He is the author of "Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry that Forged a Nation" (2013), "Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence" and "A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the American Republic."
History Forum: The Bitter Elections
12/06/14 To 12/06/14
Daniel Feller is a professor of history and the editor and director of the Papers of Andrew Jackson at the University of Tennessee. His books include "The Jacksonian Promise: America, 1815-1840." He was the lead scholar for the PBS biography "Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency."
History Forum: The Cold Warrior
01/31/15 To 01/31/15
Robert J. McMahon is the Ralph D. Mershon Distinguished Professor of History at Ohio State University and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. He is the author of several books, including "Dean Acheson and the Creation of an American World Order" and "The Cold War."
History Forum: The Age of Edison
02/14/15 To 02/14/15
Ernest Freeberg is Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the history department at the University of Tennessee. He is the author of "The Age of Edison: Electric Light," "Invention of Modern America" and "Democracy’s Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent."
History Forum: Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to a Massacre
03/14/15 To 03/14/15
Heather Cox Richardson is a professor of history at Boston University. She is the author of "Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre" and "West From Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America After the Civil War."