The teenagers riding the rails during the Great Depression accounted for 1/16 (250,000) of a jobless army that numbered four million. These itinerants crisscrossed the U.S. on the Pennsylvania, Atchison, Great Northern, Union Pacific, and Southern Pacific railroads, as well as other vast rail networks.
In 1932, Southern Pacific agents ejected 683,457 trespassers from the company's trains. The price of trespassing on the rails was high: The Interstate Commerce Commission recorded 5,962 trespassers killed and injured in the first 10 months of 1932.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.