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 story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.