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.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
When two passenger ships collide off Nantucket in 1909, 1,500 people rely on 26-year-old Jack Binns to operate a new technology - wireless telegraphy - to save them all.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.