Ladies' fashions in the early 1900s mixed opulence with practicality, as evidenced in the popularity of the shirtwaist, worn by increasing numbers of women entering the American workforce. In this gallery, pricey fabrics and large hats juxtapose with the harsh conditions of the factories in which the garments were made. Immigrant laborers often worked 14-hour days for less than $2 a day.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
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.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.