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Riding the rails.

Uys, Michael. (Producer, Director, Screenwriter). Lovell, Lexy. (Screenwriter, Producer, Director).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 72 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS : 2003.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Rated TVG.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Depressions > 1929 > United States.
Teenagers > United States.
Railroads > United States > History.
Tramps > United States > History.
United States > Economic conditions > 1918-1945.
United States > History > 1919-1933.
Genre: Documentary films.

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