Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded from New Orleans to Illinois, leaving a million people homeless and leading to a major black migration to the North.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.