American experience: Transcontinental railroad

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Documentary filmmakers offer a fascinating look at one of the most spectacular engineering feats of the 19th Century as the story of the Transcontinental Railroad comes to life in a film that's sure to appeal to historians and railroad enthusiasts alike. As legions of tireless workers toiled for six years to realize the vision of shady entrepreneurs and imaginative engineers, the remarkable railway dream slowly became a reality. But not everyone was so pleased with the remarkable achievement. Despite the devastating effect that the tremendous transportation breakthrough would have on the Native American population, the lasting impact of the Transcontinental Railroad on the politics and culture of a rapidly expanding country would forever mark it as an invaluable component of the American success story. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Grouping Title american experience transcontinental railroad
Grouping Author directed by mark zwonitzer michael chin
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display_description Examines the building of the transcontinental railroad, from several angles: its financing by enterprising and unscrupulous entrepreneurs; its creation by determined, inventive engineers; its backbreaking construction by laborers from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds; and its devastating impact on the Native Americans whose land the project plowed through.
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subject_facet Central Pacific Railroad Company -- History, Documentary television programs, Overland journeys to the Pacific, Railroads -- Design and construction, Railroads -- United States -- History -- 19th century, Television programs for the hearing impaired, Union Pacific Railroad Company -- History, Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_display American experience. Transcontinental railroad
title_full American experience. Transcontinental railroad [DVD] / directed by Mark Zwonitzer, Michael Chin ; produced and written by Mark Zwonitzer ; a HiddenHill Productions film ; WGBH Boston ; WGBH Educational Foundation
title_short American experience
title_sub Transcontinental railroad
topic_facet Design and construction, History, Overland journeys to the Pacific, Railroads
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