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Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.