Time Period: 1929-1941
Themes: the Great Depression, the New Deal, railroads, economics, homelessness
At the height of the Great Depression, more than a quarter million teenagers were living on the road in America, many criss-crossing the country by illegally hopping freight trains. This film tells the story of ten of these teenage hobos; from the reasons they left home to what they experienced, all within the context of depression-era America.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.