Geoffrey C. Ward, historian, screenwriter and former editor of American Heritage Magazine, is co-author of The Civil War, Baseball, and The West and was the principal writer for the television series' upon which all of three were based.
He is also author of several other books, including A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, which won the 1989 National Book Critics Circle Award for biography and the 1990 Francis Parkman Prize awarded by the Society of American Historians. Among his other television credits -- Nixon, Lindbergh, Reminiscing in Tempo, and The Kennedys, all for The American Experience.
Eleanor Roosevelt supported the President's New Deal and advocated for civil rights, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential women.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
The converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
In 1936 Angie Debo uncovered the U.S. government's theft of Native Americans' oil rich lands in Indian Territories of Oklahoma.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.