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 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.