How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
The bizarre saga of the Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst's kidnapping and conversion to her captors' cause.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.