The first chapter of American Experience's "Jesse James," broadcasting January 31.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.