William Lloyd Garrison published the first issue of "The Liberator" on January 1, 1831 with financial support from both black and white abolitionists. "There shall be no neutrals," he declared. "Men shall either like or dislike me."
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
A president who rose from a broken childhood to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history, and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West