In April 1861, the American Civil War began, reuniting abolitionists who had grown apart in recent years.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
A biography of the 41st U.S. president, from his service in World War II to his days in the Oval Office. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.