This 1940s bonus video shows a Pennsylvania Dutch family in Lancaster County working in a field with no modern machinery. Not all Pennsylvania Dutch are Amish, and this family does not seem to be Amish due to their head coverings and clothing.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
American comandante William Morgan went to Cuba to help Fidel Castro return the country to a democracy. Instead, four years later, he was executed.
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.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.