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".
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.