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 came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.