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.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.