In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
Creating Miami Beach from a narrow spit of Florida swampland, Carl Fisher made a fortune until a devastating hurricane and the stock market crash of 1929 wiped him out.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.