Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
Robert Marshall, Aldo Leopold and Howard Zahniser dedicated their lives to protect the shrinking American wilderness.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.