Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.