The official website of Michael Uys' and Lexy Lovell's film.
Read articles on the survival of teenage hobos written by author Errol Lincoln Uys of Riding the Rails.
"Teenage Hoboes in the Great Depression." Listen to oral histories and view images of former transients from the National Heritage Museum's online exhibition.
Listen to an interview with Walter Ballard, a former teenage hobo who left his impoverished family to find work in the Great Plains.
"Documenting America." A photographic series from the Library of Congress featuring iconic photos of migrant workers, farmers, and cities during the Great Depression.
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Crump, R.W. and Weideman, Edward C., "A Hobo Life in the Great Depression: A Regional Narrative from the American Midwest." Edwin Mellen Press, 2005.
Davis, Kingsley, "Youth in the Depression." University of Chicago Press, 1935.
Douglas, George H., "All Aboard: The Railroad in American Life." Paragon House, New York, 1992.
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Terkel, Studs, "Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression." Pantheon Books, New York, 1970.
Uys, Errol Lincoln, "Riding the Rails: Teenagers on the Move During the Great Depression." Routledge, New York, 2003.
Wormser, Richard, "Hoboes: Wandering in America, 1870-1940." Walker Publishing Company, New York.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.