French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The shocking story of Richard Leopold and Nathan Loeb, two wealthy college students who murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
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.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.