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.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
They were the first to brave the unknown.