John Brown put little stock in the idea of abolition through peaceful means. In 1855, he gathered his arsenal and left his home for the slave state of Kansas where he would begin his bloody struggle.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.