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America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs before the Vietnam War eroded his support. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.