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American Ride

American Ride

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Tour history from the back of a Harley-Davidson with America's history teacher, Stan Ellsworth. Season 6 takes you across the world with Stan to see how the clouds of war gathered once again and what led America to enter WWII.

Schedule: American Ride

Sacred Honor

Sacred Honor

After Pearl Harbor, Japanese born American citizens, now viewed as the enemy, were moved into internment camps. Yet...

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

As the nation expands across the continent, find a way to keep in touch with the Pony Express, stage coach, and...

Different Visions, Different Dreams

Different Visions, Different Dreams

Explore the two early American visions that inevitably tried to tear the country apart in the split between industry and...

A House Divided

A House Divided

While Congress works to find a peaceful solution that will hold the nation together, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's...

Mr. Lincoln's War

Mr. Lincoln's War

Learn about the struggles of an unassuming “backwoods” lawyer who became a powerful political voice and the champion of...

Over There

Over There

In Europe, war has been raging for years. Trench warfare has decimated generations of soldiers. And when America gets...

Terrible Swift Sword

Terrible Swift Sword

The United States is once again ensnarled in a world war. Generals Marshall, Eisenhower, and Patton lead American...

The Cost Of Freedom

The Cost Of Freedom

The new technology of the industrial revolution makes the weapons of war even more destructive.

Changing Of The Guard: Lee And Grant

Changing Of The Guard: Lee And Grant

Learn about the genius of General Robert E. Lee, the last great warrior of the Napoleonic age, and discover what made...

Overlord

Overlord

D-Day, the Great Invasion, the Longest Day--call it what you will, but the Allied invasion of France on the beaches of...

The War to End All Wars

The War to End All Wars

American soldiers enter the fight, turn the tide, and eventually help win the bloody war. Heroes are made but too many...

The Fires of Secession

The Fires of Secession

Hear the first shots of the Civil War and travel from coast to coast seeing the tragic consequences that followed.

From The Jaws Of Victory (They Snatched Defeat)

From The Jaws Of Victory (They Snatched Defeat)

Take a look at Civil War battles where the victors clinched their success against all odds.

Price of Honor

Price of Honor

Learn about the Emancipation Proclamation, the Battle of Chattanooga, and other events surrounding the American Civil...

March to the Sea

March to the Sea

General William T. Sherman may be the most vilified man of the war, but he is a man who did not burn Atlanta or...

On to Richmond

On to Richmond

In General Grant’s Wilderness Campaign, the Union army suffers defeat after defeat. Despite these victories, General Lee...

Across The Pacific

Across The Pacific

Facing fierce resistance, Americans take the war to the Japanese. Allied Forces 'island hop' across the South Pacific,...

The Roaring 20's

The Roaring 20's

After World War I, America enters a new era of prosperity and excess characterized by prohibition and gangsters,...

Gettysburg

Gettysburg

Learn how close the South came to winning this critical battle and how Gettysburg became the turning point of the war.

Lost Cause

Lost Cause

Confederate General John Bell Hood launches an invasion of union held Tennessee and General Jubal Early strikes at the...

Brothers Again

Brothers Again

Witness the remarkable meeting of General Grant with General Lee, where they begin to heal the nation’s wounds.

The Rest of the Story

The Rest of the Story

After the Civil War, many men were reunited as “brothers” while others continued to fight a war of words.

Legacy of Lincoln

Legacy of Lincoln

The end of the war brings a new hope for the nation, but one last tragic price must be paid for the victory of the Union...

On to Victory

On to Victory

In Europe, Allied successes in the summer of '44 are followed by big trouble in the fall. A series of military setbacks...

End of a Dream

End of a Dream

"Good times" come with a price, and the price for the Roaring '20s would be heavy. The crash of '29 would lead to the...

Dust in the Wind

Dust in the Wind

The Civil War is over, but the nation is still divided. Explore the difficulties of putting a nation back together and...

Rails, Trails and Boomtowns

Rails, Trails and Boomtowns

The American dream is alive once again, and the dreamers are heading west into wild country. Examine the wagon trains...

Wanderers, Vagabonds, Drifters and Saddletramps

Wanderers, Vagabonds, Drifters and Saddletramps

Explore the business of beef: the cattle drives from Texas to the railways hundreds of miles to the north, the men who...

Bad Company

Bad Company

The West is growing, business is expanding, and civilization is on its way, both good and bad. Meet some of the men, and...

Uncommon Valor

Uncommon Valor

The war in the Pacific rages on, but the price in lives is going up. Will the Strategic Bombing Campaign force a...

To Notre Dame

To Notre Dame

One of the most famous universities in the world is the University of Notre Dame. Join Stan as he explores the history...