With the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, the war merged with the abolitionist cause. The Proclamation had included an unexpected clause: at last, black men could enlist in the armed services of the United States.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
The boy behind the myth, who in just a few short years transformed himself from a skinny orphan to the most feared man in the West and an enduring icon. Part of The Wild West collection.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.