During the defining months of the offensive against Germany, American forces faced a moral and strategic dilemma.
Three years before the Gold Rush, 87 pioneers took a shortcut westward to California, only to get caught in the snows of the Sierra Nevada.
The worst epidemic in American history killed over 600,000 Americans during World War I.
The story of the farmers who dreamed of prosperity and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.
The effort of pioneering researchers to conceive babies through in vitro fertilization.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
As a nation mourned the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, a manhunt closed in on the twenty-six-year-old actor, John Wilkes Booth.