He rose from obscurity to become the 20th century's most influential American innovator.
John D. Rockefeller
John D. Rockefeller was the world's first billionaire and the most hated man in America.
Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided
Follow the story of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln’s childhood — his in a remote backwoods cabin, hers in a wealthy Kentucky home — and learn about their courtship.
"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.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Douglass escapes slavery, eventually joining Garrison in the anti-slavery movement. John Brown meets with Douglass, revealing his radical plan to raise an army, attack plantations and free the slaves. Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1852. A best-seller, and then wildly successful stage play, this influential novel changes the hearts and minds of millions of Americans.
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