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.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
A six-hour series on how the West was lost and won, from the Gold Rush in 1848 until Wounded Knee in 1893.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.
Football coach Knute Rockne of Notre Dame was a pivotal figure in the sudden rise of sports to a position of power in American culture.