John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster. His organization was the first to make money on tour, and he helped invent the small town marching band.
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.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.