It would be the "Biggest Thing on Earth," the salvation of the common man, a dam and irrigation project that would make the desert bloom, a source of cheap power that would boost an entire region of the country. Of the many public works projects of the New Deal, Grand Coulee Dam loomed largest in America's imagination during the darkest days of the Depression. It promised to fulfill President Franklin Roosevelt's vision for a "planned promised land" where hard-working farm families would finally be free from the drought and dislocation caused by the elements.
The Native American leader fought against U.S. expansion onto Apache tribal land. The story of a tragic collision of two civilizations.
President Theodore Roosevelt was caught in the middle of the first major battle for wilderness preservation in Yosemite National Park.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
The worldwide migration by eager gold-seekers turned California into a land of opportunity and fierce competition.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.