Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The 300-year saga of the American whaling industry.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
This stunning film portrait of Yosemite National Park uses the 1851 diary of the first expedition of soldiers into the Native American territory.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.