A peek at the first chapter of The Abolitionists, Part 1, premiering January 8, 2013, 9pm on PBS.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
The young CBS reporter changed his pacifist ideals after reporting on the rise of fascism in Europe during World War II.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
The story of the Mexican American miners whose labor battles shaped the course of Arizona history.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.