Often called “the first First Lady,” Dolley Madison defined the role of the President’s wife and hostess. With her behind-the-scenes influence on political policy and her expansion of the expected role of the First Lady, Dolley Madison was one woman among many who broke new ground in the White House. Browse this gallery of other first ladies.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
The U.S. government's response to the Holocaust was slow and fueled by complex social and political factors.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.