A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
The story of the dramatic post-World War II tribunal that brought Nazi leaders to justice and defines trial procedure for state criminals to this day.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.