During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
In the summer of 1940, 10,000 children were sent from wartime Britain to the United States.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
The first officially formed regiment of northern black soldiers who fought in the Civil War.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.