Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.