Abolitionist allies Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
Eleanor Roosevelt supported the President's New Deal and advocated for civil rights, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential women.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.
A look at the poor Scottish emigrant boy who built a fortune in telegraphy, railroads and steel, and then began systematically to give it all away.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of America's least understood presidents. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.