Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.