French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.