In April 1861, the American Civil War began, reuniting abolitionists who had grown apart in recent years.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.