Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The shocking story of Richard Leopold and Nathan Loeb, two wealthy college students who murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.