A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
High on a granite cliff in South Dakota's Black Hills tower the huge carved faces of four American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.
Her 1963 warnings about the effects of pesticides and herbicides sparked a revolution in environmental policy.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
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.
When an earthen dam broke without warning, a small city in Pennsylvania was swept away in a wall of water over 30 feet high.