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.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
The worst epidemic in American history killed over 600,000 Americans during World War I.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.