Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.