In 1936, Walter Reuther fought auto makers to recognize the United Auto Workers. GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
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.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.