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.
Follow seven former Amish who choose their freedom over their family
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.