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.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.
Joseph Goebbels, the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany, was the mastermind behind Adolf Hitler's success.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
The legendary tale of Emeline Gurney, who - as the story goes - sold an illegitimate child at the age of 14 only to marry him at a later age.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.