For once, the History Channel complicates the American past instead of oversimplifying it, and as a result, much of what’s been glossed over in our high-school history textbooks—class war, race hate, labor violence—comes rushing onscreen as if from smoking ruins and unmarked graves.
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TNT. Premieres Sunday, April 9, 8 p.m.
10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America
The History Channel. April 9 to 13, 9 p.m.