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.
A central figure in the narrative of how the west was won, Wyatt Earp and his story became an American legend. Part of the Wild West collection.
The international manhunt to catch the killer of Martin Luther King.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
The life of the president who saw himself as the heroic defender of the "shining city on a hill." Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.