A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
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 story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.