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.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
The remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert F. Kennedy.
The Freedom Summer of 1964 saw whites and blacks coming together in a nonviolent army to bring national attention to the struggle for racial equality.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
A look at JFK's assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald and the subsequent investigations that lead to a widespread loss of trust in government institutions.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.
The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president, and his assassination by a deluded madman.
The true story behind the most romanticized, infamous outlaw couple in U.S. history and their gang.