In 1881, the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition set out for the far North to spend two years recording scientific data. Sergeant George Rice was the official photographer on the team, and his images capture details of the men's lives in the vast, bleak Arctic landscape. When the party left Fort Conger August 1883 Rice took few more photos.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The 300-year saga of the American whaling industry.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.