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.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.
A president who rose from a broken childhood to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history, and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.