The journey of Prince Maximilian, German naturalist, and artist Karl Bodmer, who explored the Mississippi River area from 1832-1834.
Before radar had been invented a devastating hurricane hit America, surprising residents of the East Coast and killing more than 600 people.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The story of the farmers who dreamed of prosperity and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.