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A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.