Thomas Edison was Henry Ford's hero. In 1896, shortly after building his quadricycle, Henry Ford had the chance to meet the famous inventor at a convention in New York. Edison, who was convinced the future lay in electric powered cars, encouraged Ford to "keep at it." In 1907, Ford was on the brink of releasing the Model T. The inventors forged a friendship that lasted their whole lives.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.