Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.