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.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.