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.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
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.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.