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.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.