nti-Slavery Society's great postal campaign of 1835 flooded the South with abolitionist literature. Instead of bringing about the end of slavery, it triggered a wave of repression. In Charleston, SC, 3,000 people gathered in Post Office square to destroy anti-slavery materials and burn Garrison in effigy.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
A look at JFK's assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald and the subsequent investigations that lead to a widespread loss of trust in government institutions.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president, and his assassination by a deluded madman.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.