The story of Jesse James remains one of America's most cherished myths... and one of its most wrong-headed. A product of the American Civil War, James was less heroic than brutal; America's own Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich, but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.