Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.