In 1857, the Supreme Court's Dred Scott decision had the potential to legalize slavery everywhere in the United States.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
Joseph Goebbels, the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany, was the mastermind behind Adolf Hitler's success.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.