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The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.