Born into a prominent New England family, George H.W. Bush came from railroad and Wall Street money. His father, Prescott Bush, was George's model for public service. He married Barbara Pierce, whose father was a director of McCall's Publishing Company.
George and Barbara's five surviving children include the 43rd president of the U.S., George W. Bush, and the former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush.
Browse a family photo and video gallery and learn more about an American political family.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
The remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert F. Kennedy.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.