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.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
Creating Miami Beach from a narrow spit of Florida swampland, Carl Fisher made a fortune until a devastating hurricane and the stock market crash of 1929 wiped him out.