An outlaw with a deadly reputation, Billy the Kid was gunned down by an ambitious sheriff on July 14, 1881. The felling of one of the most notorious criminals of the age was instantly national news. First demonized by the lawman who killed him, the Kid was soon mythologized by a never-ending stream of dime store romances and big-screen dramas.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.