During the early days of Silicon Valley, physicists and engineers from various companies in the valley would meet at "The Wagon Wheel," a hangout for Fairchild employees and for people who worked at Fairchild spin-off companies. As one Fairchild employee put it, "the Wagon Wheel was a hub of networking."
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
When two passenger ships collide off Nantucket in 1909, 1,500 people rely on 26-year-old Jack Binns to operate a new technology - wireless telegraphy - to save them all.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
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.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.