Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
American prisoners of war in North Vietnam tell of their experiences at the Hanoi Hilton and other notorious prisons.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.