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.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger initiated a secret diplomatic breakthrough with Mao Tse-tung that shocked and changed the world.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.