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Travel back to the 1800s to see how the rise of industry led to the rapid growth of cities, such as New York and the politics and crime that emerged. Includes one feature and three shorter segments.
- Inventions and Industry — Explores the boom in industry that came with the expansion of the railroad.
- The Rise of New York City — Examines how urban planning and electricity transformed 1800s New York into a bustling metropolis.
- Politics and Progressives — Introduces the Progressives, a group of reformers who fought against corporate monopolies and for women's voting rights.
- The First American Gangsters — Investigates the economic reasons why highly organized street gangs emerged in the early 1900s.