In the Spring of 1854, fugitive slave Anthony Burns sat in Boston's city jail. Locals protesting for Burns' release turned violent before the U.S. President Franklin Pierce ordered hundreds of military troops to escort Burns to a ship waiting in the harbor. Though abolitionists were losing hope, they had shifted history.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.