Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.