Ignoring the cries for human rights and basic human decency, President Millard Fillmore opted to support the Fugitive Slave Act in an attempt to prevent civil war and preserve the Union.
Sold like a draft animal in 1793, Chloe Cooley's horrific ordeal set into motion a series of events that would eventually result in the elimination of slavery in British North America.
The Panic of 1893 moved a number of "industrial armies" to act on their economic troubles by marching on Washington. One of these groups only got as far as Cheektowaga, however.
Scottish immigrant-turned-reformer, William Lyon Mackenzie, attempted to effect changes in Upper Canada's government by attempting to set up his own country--with a little help from the neighbors.
Fifty years after his trial for assaulting a federal officer, a personal interview from decades past provides an intimate look into this well-known draft-evader, his thoughts and his family.
Dubbed the "Dean" of the Supreme Court by Chief Justice Warren Burger, attorney John Lord O'Brian argued over 50 cases before the nation's highest court, while serving his community and his country in many other ways as well.
Born in Hamburg, E. Howard Hunt spent most of his career in the shadowy world of politics and the CIA.
Royalton's Belva Lockwood was the first female to be admitted to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court and was later also the first full-fledged female candidate for president.