The earliest people in the Americas probably were Asians who crossed the prehistoric land bridge across the Bering Strait. They were largely of Mongoloid ancestry.
Virginia was inhabited at least 10,000 years ago by prehistoric nomads who hunted big game.
In the early 1800s, the United States witnessed the birth of the railroad industry and along with it, dramatic changes in American society and business. What was life like before and after the railroads?