Learn how immigration and a booming economy led Boston, Massachusetts, America’s most congested city at the end of the 19th century, to a “radical solution” for its transportation problems, in these videos adapted from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Race Underground. As people crowded into cities looking for opportunity, the lack of modern transportation threatened to endanger progress. The city of Boston decided to build an underground rail system, which proved to be a feat of engineering and a remarkable example of innovation. This resource is a part of the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Collection.
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