By the time of the "War of the Worlds" broadcast in 1938, U.S. citizens had been suffering through the Great Depression for nearly ten years. In his 1933 inaugural address, FDR recognized that the dominant mood of the country in the 1930s was not anger or resentment at the capitalist system but in fact was shame and fear.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.