Latest edition: The First Great Railroad Boom (1841-1860)
First aired: October 8, 2014.
By 1840 the railroad building boom was on and all of America was gripped by railroad fever and the expectation railroads offered to become a leading industrial power. Chapters: America's Brand of Capitalism Emerges from Railroad Fever, Railroads Become Big Business, America's First Wave of Rail Lines.
- Railroads Come to America (1830-1840)
- Tuesday, August 14 - 12:30pm