Eleanor and Franklin were cousins, but how closely related were they, and how were they related to President Theodore Roosevelt? Check out this family tree to find out.
The prominence of the Roosevelt family in American history is legendary. The family's legacy claims two of America's best-loved presidents as well as one of the most influential first ladies. From the first 17th-century merchants who established their family's fortune to Eleanor Roosevelt's vehement activity in public affairs in the 1960s, the family's influence on American politics, society, and culture spans the centuries. The web of characters in this fascinating American family is revealed here.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
After the stock market crashed in 1929, thousands suffered unemployment and poverty in the Great Depression.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
A biography of the 41st U.S. president, from his service in WWII to his days in the Oval Office. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
Franklin Roosevelt restored hope after the Great Depression and led the nation during World War II. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.