After moving to Brunswick, Maine, Harriet Beecher Stowe was deeply disturbed by the Fugitive Slave Act. In March 1852, Stowe's novel about the evils of slavery sold 10,000 copies in its first week. It is the most popular book and the most influential book in American history.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
The trial of nine falsely accused African American teens in Alabama would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War.
In 1936 Angie Debo uncovered the U.S. government's theft of Native Americans' oil rich lands in Indian Territories of Oklahoma.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
The Last Stand, the final act of General George Custer's larger-than-life career, played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. Part of the Wild West collection.
The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president, and his assassination by a deluded madman.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.