The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease. The medical breakthrough saved countless lives and had a pervasive impact on American philanthropy that continues to be felt today.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.