The legendary tale of Emeline Gurney, who - as the story goes - sold an illegitimate child at the age of 14 only to marry him at a later age. She was cast out of 19th-century New England society and died in poverty.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.
A look at the poor Scottish emigrant boy who built a fortune in telegraphy, railroads and steel, and then began systematically to give it all away.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.