A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
The bizarre saga of the Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst's kidnapping and conversion to her captors' cause.