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.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs before the Vietnam War eroded his support. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.