Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
A look at the poor Scottish emigrant boy who built a fortune in telegraphy, railroads and steel, and then began systematically to give it all away.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.