The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
Meet the genius engineer and inventor whose technology helped create our wireless world.
More than a century ago, Boston was bursting at the seams with more than 400,000 people crammed within the confines of less than a square mile of the downtown area. Adding to the congestion, more than 8,000 horses pulled trolleys to transport people and goods. Frustration with these blocked streets and over-crowded streets surface paved the way for the city to pioneer yet another first—the underground transit system.
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When it comes to the environment, it seems that political divisions in America only grow wider. According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, 90 percent of Democrats believe that the “country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment,” compared with 52 percent of Republicans.
But it wasn’t always that way. American Experience spoke with environmental historian Naomi Oreskes, author of the book Merchants of Doubt, about the early days of environmental activism, and how it gained — and then lost — broad bipartisan support.