America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
Follow seven former Amish who choose their freedom over their family
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.