On March 25th, 1911, a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York’s Greenwich Village. By the time the fire had burned itself out, 147 people were dead. The landmark legislation that followed gave New Yorkers the most comprehensive workplace safety laws in the country.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.
Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.