"I thought I was joining for life. I thought this is what I'm going to do." Watch more of Jan's story, and others who have left the Amish community, in "The Amish: Shunned," premiering February 4th, 2014 on PBS.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.