What impact do you think the whaling industry had on America and its economy? The whaling industry was America's first global resource-based industry. How do you think it shaped us as a nation? What do you believe is currently the industry that epitomizes the identity of America?
In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded from New Orleans to Illinois, leaving a million people homeless and leading to a major black migration to the North.
Robert Marshall, Aldo Leopold and Howard Zahniser dedicated their lives to protect the shrinking American wilderness.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
High on a granite cliff in South Dakota's Black Hills tower the huge carved faces of four American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The journey of Prince Maximilian, German naturalist, and artist Karl Bodmer, who explored the Mississippi River area from 1832-1834.