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.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.