To reduce costs and increase production of his most successful automobile -- the Model T -- Henry Ford borrowed a tactic from the meatpacking industry and implemented the assembly line in his manufacturing plant. It would revolutionize the auto industry as would Ford's groundbreaking Five Dollar Day wage for an eight-hour shift.
The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president, and his assassination by a deluded madman.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.