An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
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.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.