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 world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.