By the 1850s, America's busiest ports were in New England, many with dozens of whale ships embarking on hunting expeditions every week.
America's west coast was also home to hundreds of whale ships. Pacific voyages departed from San Francisco, California and Honolulu and Lahaina, Hawaii with the greatest regularity.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
Before radar had been invented a devastating hurricane hit America, surprising residents of the East Coast and killing more than 600 people.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
Her 1963 warnings about the effects of pesticides and herbicides sparked a revolution in environmental policy.
In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded from New Orleans to Illinois, leaving a million people homeless and leading to a major black migration to the North.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.