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.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.