Seabiscuit was dung-colored and boxy, with stumpy legs that wouldn't completely straighten, a straggly tail and an ungainly gait, but though he didn't look the part, he was one of the most remarkable thoroughbred racehorses in history.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.