American Experience

The Race Underground

Season 29 Episode 11 | 53m 8s Video has closed captioning.

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

Aired: 01/31/17

Expired: 01/30/20

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Exclusive corporate funding for American Experience provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance. Major funding provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers. American Experience is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston.

Sponsored By:

Women in American History

Collection

Women in American History

Women lead advancements in science, technology, politics, sports and activism—often fighting against inequity and opposition at every turn. In this collection, explore films, interviews, articles, image galleries and more for an in-depth look at notable female figures in American history.

Explore the Collection