Founding father Alexander Hamilton went up against political rival and former vice president Aaron Burr in one of history's most famous duels.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
A president who rose from a broken childhood to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history, and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.
Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs before the Vietnam War eroded his support. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.