America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
Football coach Knute Rockne of Notre Dame was a pivotal figure in the sudden rise of sports to a position of power in American culture.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.