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John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.