An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.