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 epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The story of the farmers who dreamed of prosperity and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.
Robert Marshall, Aldo Leopold and Howard Zahniser dedicated their lives to protect the shrinking American wilderness.
This stunning film portrait of Yosemite National Park uses the 1851 diary of the first expedition of soldiers into the Native American territory.
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.