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.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
Author, soldier, scientist, outdoorsman and caring father, he was the youngest man to become president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
The remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert F. Kennedy.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
The young CBS reporter changed his pacifist ideals after reporting on the rise of fascism in Europe during World War II.