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.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.