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.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.