"For me, I wanted to experience a different life. I wanted to go out and drive a truck, or something like that. I just thought that would be cool. Back then, that was everything to us. To have phones, radios and stuff like that - of course our parents, they didn't like that."
Levi left his Amish family when he was 17. See his story in The Amish: Shunned on American Experience PBS February 4, 2014.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
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