In the early 1830s, Texas, ruled by Mexico, held 20,000 U.S. settlers and 4,000 Mexican Tejanos, forcing residents to pick sides.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
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.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
The legendary tale of Emeline Gurney, who - as the story goes - sold an illegitimate child at the age of 14 only to marry him at a later age.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.