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 founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
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.