"He came back to tell his parents that he was going to college. They lived down a long lane. When he turned in the driveway, the memories set in; that coming home was so strong, so powerful that he gave up college from the end of the drive to the barn. He went in and asked his dad, "May I come home?""
The Amish: Shunned premiers on American Experience/PBS February 4, 2014.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.