Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
The converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620.
When an earthen dam broke without warning, a small city in Pennsylvania was swept away in a wall of water over 30 feet high.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
Schools taught Native Americans to imitate white men in a liberal "civilizing" mission in 1875.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.