The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
Creating Miami Beach from a narrow spit of Florida swampland, Carl Fisher made a fortune until a devastating hurricane and the stock market crash of 1929 wiped him out.
Two days in 1967 revealed a nation divided over a war that continues to haunt us.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.
A look at JFK's assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald and the subsequent investigations that lead to a widespread loss of trust in government institutions.