The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.