The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
Before radar had been invented a devastating hurricane hit America, surprising residents of the East Coast and killing more than 600 people.
Her 1963 warnings about the effects of pesticides and herbicides sparked a revolution in environmental policy.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.