A wave of new technologies brought about sweeping changes in the nation's economy. From agricultural devices like the cotton gin and the mechanical reaper to communication improvements like steamboats and the telegraph, these innovations changed the way Americans worked, traveled, and communicated. New tools even altered the way Americans lived and died; the efficient Sharps rifle was invented just two years after the first successful use of anesthesia in a Boston surgical theater.
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
A biography of the 41st U.S. president, from his service in World War II to his days in the Oval Office. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
President Woodrow Wilson lead America during World War I, created the Federal Reserve, and helped create the League of Nations. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.