Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI. G-Men were public heroes, doing battle with John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde and other criminals.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.