President Theodore Roosevelt was caught in the middle of the first major battle for wilderness preservation, over the building of Hetch Hetchy Dam in Yosemite National Park.
The worldwide migration by eager gold-seekers turned California into a land of opportunity and fierce competition.
This stunning film portrait of Yosemite National Park uses the 1851 diary of the first expedition of soldiers into the Native American territory.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
In the early 1830s, Texas, ruled by Mexico, held 20,000 U.S. settlers and 4,000 Mexican Tejanos, forcing residents to pick sides.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
A central figure in the narrative of how the west was won, Wyatt Earp and his story became an American legend. Part of the Wild West collection.
Before radar had been invented a devastating hurricane hit America, surprising residents of the East Coast and killing more than 600 people.