Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
A president who rose from a broken childhood to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history, and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
The legendary tale of Emeline Gurney, who - as the story goes - sold an illegitimate child at the age of 14 only to marry him at a later age.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.