Dolley Madison lived through the two wars that established the U.S., was friends with the first 12 Presidents, and watched America evolve from a struggling young republic to the first modern democracy in the world. She was nicknamed "Queen Dolley," and when she died she was given the largest state funeral the capital had ever seen for a woman.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.