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.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
On June 6, 1944, Allied troops invaded Normandy, fighting to free Europe from Nazi occupation and end World War II.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
The U.S. government's response to the Holocaust was slow and fueled by complex social and political factors.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.