The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.