After reading reports of pro-slavery violence, Angelina Grimke decided she could remain silent no longer. She published a letter in "The Liberator" and wrote "An Appeal to the Women of the South," urging them to work for the downfall of slavery.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
In 1936 Angie Debo uncovered the U.S. government's theft of Native Americans' oil rich lands in Indian Territories of Oklahoma.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
Creating Miami Beach from a narrow spit of Florida swampland, Carl Fisher made a fortune until a devastating hurricane and the stock market crash of 1929 wiped him out.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.