From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.