In 1857, the Supreme Court's Dred Scott decision had the potential to legalize slavery everywhere in the United States.
Author, soldier, scientist, outdoorsman and caring father, he was the youngest man to become president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger initiated a secret diplomatic breakthrough with Mao Tse-tung that shocked and changed the world.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.