The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.