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.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.