Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island. It was one of the largest single human migrations in history.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.