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French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.