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.
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.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
The international manhunt to catch the killer of Martin Luther King.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.