"Annie Oakley," an on-target profile of the sharpshooter.
A product of the American Civil War, James was less heroic than brutal; America's own Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich, but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself.
John D. Rockefeller
John D. Rockefeller was the world's first billionaire and the most hated man in America.
He rose from obscurity to become the 20th century's most influential American innovator.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The Abolitionists: Part III
In the final episode of The Abolitionists, the anti-slavery battle rises to fever pitch. Lincoln becomes President, John Brown is martyred, Southern states secede, war breaks out, and yet the Thirteenth Amendment is ratified, banning slavery in all states — forever.
On August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal opened connecting the world's two largest oceans and signaling America's emergence as a global superpower. The story of the canal features a delightful cast of colorful characters ranging from an indomitable President to visionary engineers to tens of thousands of workers from around the world, rigidly segregated by race.
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