The little-known story of the American effort to relieve starvation in the new Soviet Russia in 1921, The Great Famine is a documentary about the worst natural disaster in Europe since the Black Plague in the Middle Ages. Half a world away, Americans responded with a massive two-year relief campaign, championed by Herbert Hoover, director of the American Relief Administration known as the ARA.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The 300-year saga of the American whaling industry.
In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded from New Orleans to Illinois, leaving a million people homeless and leading to a major black migration to the North.
Robert Marshall, Aldo Leopold and Howard Zahniser dedicated their lives to protect the shrinking American wilderness.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.