"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
It was the largest fire in American history: by the time it was all over, more than three million acres had burned and at least 78 firefighters were dead.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
The journey of Prince Maximilian, German naturalist, and artist Karl Bodmer, who explored the Mississippi River area from 1832-1834.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.