Throughout the early 1960s thousands of young men and women poured into the Santa Clara valley every month, lured by the booming electronics and defense industries. "There was just too much talent stuffed into one place."
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
The remarkable story of mid-19th century ingenuity and perseverance during the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.