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.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.