These images, taken in Lancaster, PA between 2004 and 2010, show contemporary Amish men, women and children. While the Amish generally do not pose for pictures, some will cooperate with photographers they know and trust. Local freelance photographer Daniel Rodriguez has developed close relationships with a few Lancaster families, and he has been capturing images of Amish and Old Order Mennonites for several years. Rodriguez' friend and colleague Donald Kraybill authored the captions below.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
A look at the poor Scottish emigrant boy who built a fortune in telegraphy, railroads and steel, and then began systematically to give it all away.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.