The legend of the Wild West has been played out in American Popular culture since the start of westward expansion. From Buffalo Bill Cody to Wyatt Earp, and Kit Carson to Annie Oakley, the real-life people who helped tame the west would shape the western heroes celebrated in film and television for decades. Share your real or fictional western hero below.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of America's least understood presidents. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
In 1936 Angie Debo uncovered the U.S. government's theft of Native Americans' oil rich lands in Indian Territories of Oklahoma.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.