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.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.