A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass. The movement faded by 1880 as frauds were revealed.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.