In His Shoes
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
As a nation mourned the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, a manhunt closed in on the twenty-six-year-old actor, John Wilkes Booth.
In the early 1830s, Texas, ruled by Mexico, held 20,000 U.S. settlers and 4,000 Mexican Tejanos, forcing residents to pick sides.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
The U.S. government's response to the Holocaust was slow and fueled by complex social and political factors.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.