French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
The bizarre saga of the Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst's kidnapping and conversion to her captors' cause.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.