Urban Growth in America DVD
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.