Riding the Rails

Riding the Rails

Streaming Video - 2003
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During the Depression-era of the 1930s, tens of thousands of teenagers hopped freight trains in search of a better life elsewhere. What they discovered was a mixture of adventure, camaraderie, hardship and loneliness. They saw a country in turmoil and found experiences that impacted them for the rest of their lives -- their ultimate freedom traded for despair, lack of jobs, and even death. Through first-hand accounts, "The American Experience" recalls the stories of teen drifters crisscrossing America during tough times.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS, 2003.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 72 min.)) :,sd., col.
digital, rda
video file, rda


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