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.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
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.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.