In 1857, the Supreme Court's Dred Scott decision had the potential to legalize slavery everywhere in the United States.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.