The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
In 1936 Angie Debo uncovered the U.S. government's theft of Native Americans' oil rich lands in Indian Territories of Oklahoma.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.