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.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
A biography of the 41st U.S. president, from his service in World War II to his days in the Oval Office. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West