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American Experience

The Race Underground

Season 29 Episode 11 | 53m 25s

It was Boston — a city of so many firsts — that overcame a litany of engineering challenges, the greed-driven interests of businessmen, and the great fears of its citizenry to construct America’s first subway

Aired: 01/31/17

Expired: 09/13/18

Rating: NR

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