A peek at the first chapter of The Abolitionists, Part 1, premiering January 8, 2013, 9pm on PBS.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
The Freedom Summer of 1964 saw whites and blacks coming together in a nonviolent army to bring national attention to the struggle for racial equality.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.