During the height of the Great Depression, radios were being purchased by the millions. By 1938, nearly 80% of American homes had a radio. People were willing to forego many modern technological conveniences, but the radio remained a lifeline for the American public.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.