The latter half of the 19th century saw the "golden age" of the American cowboy; newly-built railroad lines made it easier to transport cattle from the western plains to the east coast, where they could fetch top dollar. As these photos reveal, a cowboy's life was a hard one, but living freely on America's western frontier nevertheless appealed to thousands of men.
These photos were taken across the American West between the late 1800s and the early 1900s.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
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 remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West