What do NYPD Blue, soccer penalty kicks, union negotiators, OPEC, and crying children have in common?
The Foot Soldier
Find out about life in America's bloodiest war, as seen through the eyes of Union and Confederate soldiers.
Inside a View Camera
What happens under that black cloth? Investigate the parts of a view camera, from bellows to ground glass.
Decades of Immigrants
Find out the who, the when, and the why of Chicago immigrant groups.
Study the interconnections and the ideas of the people held responsible for the infamous Haymarket incident.
AC/DC: What's the Difference?
Thomas Edison defended DC. George Westinghouse advocated AC. What's the difference?
Peace in the Middle East: how did Carter get closer than anyone before or since?
After the White House
Learn about Guinea worm disease, and an ex-president's role in eradicating it.
The Geology of the Grand Canyon
"Scroll Down through History" to see the canyon's geology explained visually.
In His Own Words
Hear the narrated words of Marcus Garvey, the popular black nationalist leader, and learn more about his controversial beliefs.
Inside the Three Mile Island Reactor
Follow a step-by-step description of the accident at Three Mile Island's nuclear power plant.
The Changing Ideal
Study Miss America through the decades -- and compare her to other American women.
Carving a Mountain
Follow the epic story of Mount Rushmore's construction: before, during, and after.
New Look Dailies
Stanford White's murder was fodder for a new type of newspaper -- the tabloid.
A Day at the Races
Take a turf tour at the Santa Anita Park of the 1930s.
Building a Bridge Pier
How do you build the world's first steel bridge and make it stand strong in the muddy Mississippi? Explore James Eads' inventive plan.
The Elements of Steel
What's the difference between wrought iron and stainless steel? Take an interactive look at a versatile metal's chemical composition.
Nazis in the News
Track the rise of the Nazis in U.S. news reports about five major events.
The Perfect Storm
Learn how a hurricane develops its deadly force.
How the Pill Works
Track surging hormones over a woman's monthly cycle -- with and without the Pill.
Make a Color Photo
Using the Kodachrome two-color process as a model, try to create a color image from two black and white photographs.
Durant's Big Scam
New Yorker financial columnist James Surowiecki compares the Union Pacific's Crédit Mobilier scandal with business scandals today.