Many Americans spent the 1920s in a great mood. Investors flocked to a rising stock market. Companies launched brand-new, cutting-edge products, like radios and washing machines. Exuberant Americans kicked up their heels to jazz music, tried crazy stunts, and supported a black market in liquor after Prohibition. A popular expression of the time asked, “What will they think of next?”
Browse some photographs from “the age of permanent prosperity.”
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
Follow seven former Amish who choose their freedom over their family
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.