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 Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.