After having escaped to New York, Frederick Douglass and his wife Anna moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts. Douglass did hard manual labor to provide for his family for three years before making a fateful trip to Nantucket.
The converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.