P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth" which would become the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs before the Vietnam War eroded his support. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.