American Experience / "The Race Underground"
November 11, 2019
In the late 19th century, as Americas teeming cities grew increasingly congested, the time had come to replace the nostalgic horse-drawn trolleys with a faster, cleaner, safer, and more efficient form of transportation. Ultimately, 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 Americas first subway. Based in part on Doug Mosts acclaimed non-fiction book of the same name, The Race Underground tells the dramatic story of an invention that changed the lives of millions.