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.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.