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.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
Before radar had been invented a devastating hurricane hit America, surprising residents of the East Coast and killing more than 600 people.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.