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 evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.