French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
The story of the farmers who dreamed of prosperity and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.