Radium used to be an ingredient in face creams. Thallium was in depilatory lotions. Arsenic was in rat poison -- until relatively recently! What products have you come across that include surprising ingredients? Share your story with American Experience.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
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Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.