In April 1861, the American Civil War began, reuniting abolitionists who had grown apart in recent years.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.