In April 1861, the American Civil War began, reuniting abolitionists who had grown apart in recent years.
A central figure in the narrative of how the west was won, Wyatt Earp and his story became an American legend. Part of the Wild West collection.
President Woodrow Wilson lead America during World War I, created the Federal Reserve, and helped create the League of Nations. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
Football coach Knute Rockne of Notre Dame was a pivotal figure in the sudden rise of sports to a position of power in American culture.