Having recently moved to Cincinnati with her family, Harriet Beecher visited the slave state of Kentucky in 1833, staying here at the Marshall Key House.
While in Kentucky, she witnessed slavery up close for the first time.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
In 1936 Angie Debo uncovered the U.S. government's theft of Native Americans' oil rich lands in Indian Territories of Oklahoma.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
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.