At the height of the Great Depression, more than a quarter million teenagers were living on the road in America, many criss-crossing the country by illegally hopping freight trains. This film tells the story of ten of these teenage hobos -- from the reasons they left home to what they experienced -- all within the context of depression-era America.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.