In the late 19th century, as America's 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 America's first subway. Based in part on Doug Most's acclaimed non-fiction book of the same name, The Race Underground tells the dramatic story of an invention that changed the lives of millions.

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Cast
Michael Murphy
Director
Michael Rossi
Producers
Michael Rossi

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Studio
Rossi Films
Genre
Documentary
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© 2017 WGBH Educational Foundation. All rights reserved.

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English (Stereo)

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