Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.