The makers of The Abolitionists describe making a film about a "transformative moment in American history that stemmed from the actions of ordinary individuals."
Creating Miami Beach from a narrow spit of Florida swampland, Carl Fisher made a fortune until a devastating hurricane and the stock market crash of 1929 wiped him out.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.