Several families documented the destruction wrought by the Hurricane of '38 with their home movie cameras. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE acquired home movies from three families.
The first video, taken by the Sweetland family, shows color footage of the dozens of large trees now littering the street.
Home videos from the Philbrick family survey the wreckage on the shoreline and captures the giant waves crashing in.
The Eddy family's final black and white video illustrates the aftermath of the hurricane when hundreds of boats had been deposited inland.
The 300-year saga of the American whaling industry.
High on a granite cliff in South Dakota's Black Hills tower the huge carved faces of four American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.
This stunning film portrait of Yosemite National Park uses the 1851 diary of the first expedition of soldiers into the Native American territory.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
Her 1963 warnings about the effects of pesticides and herbicides sparked a revolution in environmental policy.
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
Robert Marshall, Aldo Leopold and Howard Zahniser dedicated their lives to protect the shrinking American wilderness.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.