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  • Blueprint America: Road to the Future

Blueprint America | The Crises | PBS

Duration: 03:24
Program: Blueprint America: Road to the Future

Eric Rauchway, professor of history at the University of California, Davis, makes the case that it was the Civil War set the stage for the Transcontinental Railroad; that it was the Great Depression that made possible the public works projects of the New Deal. But, will the current American crisis -- the Great Recession -- advance infrastructure again?

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Post Date: November 24, 2010