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.
American comandante William Morgan went to Cuba to help Fidel Castro return the country to a democracy. Instead, four years later, he was executed.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
Meet the genius engineer and inventor whose technology helped create our wireless world.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
Franklin Roosevelt restored hope after the Great Depression and led the nation during World War II. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.