From 1973, Soylent Green was a feature film starring Charlton Heston. It depicts a future void of natural resources due to human over-consumption.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.