New York

New York

In Sunshine And Shadow - 1865-1898
Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS2  |  July 15, 2011

This episode turns the spotlight on a period of greed and wealth that fuelled the expanding metropolis - even as politics and poverty defined it. It explores the incomparable wealth of the robber barons and the unabashed corruption of political leaders, such as Tammany Hall boss William M Tweed. It also examines the era when the expansion of wealth and poverty - and the schism between them - built to a crescendo.

This episode turns the spotlight on a period of greed and wealth that fuelled the expanding metropolis - even as politics and poverty defined it. It explores the incomparable wealth of the robber barons and the unabashed corruption of political leaders, such as Tammany Hall boss William M Tweed. It also examines the era when the expansion of wealth and poverty - and the schism between them - built to a crescendo.

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