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.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
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.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.