Follow seven people who have chosen to leave their closed and tightly-knit communities for the outside world, knowing they can never return
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
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 farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.