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RAILROADS, ROBBERS AND REBELS

RAILROADS, ROBBERS AND REBELS

Rediscovering America

Hosted by the Smithsonian's Roger Kennedy, this video documents the impact of U.S. railroads from 1869 through the early 1900s. Viewers learn how entrepreneurs like Cornelius Vanderbilt, James Hill, and Jim Fisk built vast rail networks—and equally vast fortunes—using generous grants of public land and money. These iron roads speeded settlement of the West and gave Americans new freedom to go wherever the rails could reach. Related stories cover the establishment of time zones and schedules, railway construction, safety for workers and passengers, great railroad strikes, and the Granger movement—an effort by farmers to regulate rail companies and lower shipping rates. Grades 5–12. Closed captioned. Color. 26 minutes. Discovery Channel.

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QuantityOrder CodeISBNMedia/ContentPrice
DZ241DV-WBSSS 9781602881846 DVD $49.95

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