The 300-year saga of the American whaling industry.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
When an earthen dam broke without warning, a small city in Pennsylvania was swept away in a wall of water over 30 feet high.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.