This 1940s footage from Lancaster County shows Pennsylvania Dutch candy makers rolling and molding hard candy. Not all Pennsylvania Dutch are Amish, and the flowery and colorful clothing of these candy makers confirm their non-Amish status.
A look at the poor Scottish emigrant boy who built a fortune in telegraphy, railroads and steel, and then began systematically to give it all away.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
Franklin Roosevelt restored hope after the Great Depression and led the nation during World War II. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.