In the fall of 1829, Angelina Grimke resolved to leave Charleston and the pollutions of slavery, for an uncertain future in the North.
The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.