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 man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Follow seven former Amish who choose their freedom over their family
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.