Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.