While The Abolitionists focuses on the stories and experiences of five principal characters -- Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimké, John Brown, and Harriet Beecher Stowe -- there were countless other figures who made important contributions to the abolitionist movement. Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists fought body and soul in one of the most important civil rights crusades in American history.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.
A president who rose from a broken childhood to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history, and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.