Book Discussion on The Race Underground

Doug Most, deputy managing editor for features at the Boston Globe, talked about his book, The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the… read more

Doug Most, deputy managing editor for features at the Boston Globe, talked about his book, The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America’s First Subway, in which he recounts the competition between Boston and New York City to build the nation’s first subway system during the late 19th century. In his book, the author reports on two brothers, Henry Melville Whitney and William Collins Whitney, who led the construction projects for Boston and New York respectively. He states that the brothers had to overcome city politics, natural barriers, and the public’s hesitation of the new mode of transportation to complete the subway lines. Boston’s subway first opened in 1897 and New York’s in 1904. Doug Most spoke at Brookline Booksmith Bookstore in Brookline, Massachusetts. close

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Book Discussion on The Race Underground

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Speech
Location:
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Mar 1, 2014
Last Aired:
Mar 23, 2014

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  • Mar 01, 2014 | 8:04pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 10, 2014 | 7:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 23, 2014 | 4:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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