When scientists at the top secret ‘Manhattan project’ wanted to discover how radioactive bomb materials could affect the human body – they secretly injected terminally ill patients with uranium to find out.
Exploring America’s history and how it impacts today’s society – from the Founding Mothers to what marijuana tells us about States’ rights
When the Havasupai tribe became the subject of a medical trial in the 1990s, their DNA was covertly used for scientific testing that participants had not consented to.
On April 22, 1970, the US went climate crazy – as 20 million Americans took part in the very first Earth Day.
The Great Depression was one of the worst economic disasters America has ever experienced. But it’s also a period that produced some of the great innovations in US history.
The completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869 was one of the first mass media events in US history.
The Cult of Domesticity was a school of thought that middle and upper class women should be confined to the home and aspire to be model wives and mothers.
A sprawling network of secret routes, pathways and safe houses, the Underground Railroad helped countless enslaved people escape to freedom in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Learn about the Y2K Bug Crisis that led millions to believe at the dawn of the millennium that computers around the world would crash, causing the end of civilization.
Industrial espionage, or the theft of trade secrets, costs the US economy between $188 and $540 billion dollars every year.
In the space of just 40 years, the majority of Americans packed their bags for a new life in the city.