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.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
The international manhunt to catch the killer of Martin Luther King.
The remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert F. Kennedy.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.