William Lloyd Garrison speaks to a crowd of abolitionists in Nantucket, Massachusetts. He introduces the self-emancipated Frederick Douglass, soon leading to a powerful partnership with a common cause -- immediate abolition of slavery.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger initiated a secret diplomatic breakthrough with Mao Tse-tung that shocked and changed the world.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.