On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened connecting the world’s two largest oceans and signaling America’s emergence as a global superpower. American ingenuity and innovation had succeeded where, just a few years earlier, the French had failed disastrously. But the U.S. paid a price for victory: more than a decade of ceaseless, grinding toil, an outlay of more than 350 million dollars—the largest single federal expenditure in history to that time – and the loss of more than 5,000 lives.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
The worst epidemic in American history killed over 600,000 Americans during World War I.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
This film follows the 65 "British soldiers" and 67 "American rebels" who reenact the 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.