Death on the Railroad

Death on the Railroad

DVD - 2013
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In 1832, 57 young men from Ireland boarded a ship to America, leaving behind an impoverished country in hopes of a better life. Arriving healthy, all were dead in eight weeks. Did they all die due to a cholera pandemic as was widely believed? Or, were some of them murdered? Using the latest forensic and scientific investigative techniques, as well as historical detective work in Ireland and the U.S., modern detectives and experts will unravel this extraordinary story.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution, [2013]
Edition: DVD edition Widescreen.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781608839100
Branch Call Number: 974.803 SE25
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jan 13, 2014

An examination of a medical mystery from American history, this documentary explores various theories on the deaths of workmen through a variety of angles. The story keeps the viewer engaged and informed, and is well worthwhile for those with an interest in social or railroad history.

aaa5756 Jul 28, 2013

PBS has done it again very well done documentary series. This movie was interesting, informative, and worse, seeing!! I recommend this movie for all to see.


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aaa5756 Jul 27, 2013

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