In April 1861, the American Civil War began, reuniting abolitionists who had grown apart in recent years.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
Creating Miami Beach from a narrow spit of Florida swampland, Carl Fisher made a fortune until a devastating hurricane and the stock market crash of 1929 wiped him out.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.