History Detectives

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3-D Cuban Missile Crisis

3-D Cuban Missile Crisis

History Detectives

Season 5 begins with a screen JFK may have used.

60 min.

Mysteries from the Wild West

Mysteries from the Wild West

History Detectives

We investigate four stories from the American West. Did this biography of legendary frontiersman Kit Carson once belong to members of his family? 

Bill of Sale Cobb Powder Horn and the Star Spangled Banner

Bill of Sale Cobb Powder Horn and the Star Spangled Banner

History Detectives

A bill of sale for a 17-year old "negro girl."

60 min.

Colored Heroes Valley Forge Map and a Transistor Radio

Colored Heroes Valley Forge Map and a Transistor Radio

History Detectives

In this episode, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer helps us find the details behind the heroic acts pictured in a poster about two WWI African American soldiers.

Vietnam Diary Bootlegger’s Notebook and a Hollywood Ledger

Vietnam Diary Bootlegger’s Notebook and a Hollywood Ledger

History Detectives

In this episode, can History Detectives return the diary of a fallen North Vietnamese soldier to that veteran’s family?

Titanic Picture Frame, Woolworth Signs, Nazi Spy Toys

Titanic Picture Frame, Woolworth Signs, Nazi Spy Toys

History Detectives

In this episode, was this picture frame was crafted from wood from the Titanic, the Lusitania, or neither?

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Andrew Jackson's Mouth, Barton Letter, Spybook Cromwell Dixon, Bartlett Sketchbook, Duke Ellington Plates Andrew Jackson's Mouth, Barton Letter, Spybook Cromwell Dixon, Bartlett Sketchbook, Duke Ellington Plates

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