The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The story of the farmers who dreamed of prosperity and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
The journey of Prince Maximilian, German naturalist, and artist Karl Bodmer, who explored the Mississippi River area from 1832-1834.
In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded from New Orleans to Illinois, leaving a million people homeless and leading to a major black migration to the North.