Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.