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.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.