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The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
President Theodore Roosevelt was caught in the middle of the first major battle for wilderness preservation in Yosemite National Park.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.