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 bizarre saga of the Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst's kidnapping and conversion to her captors' cause.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.