Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.