French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.