Eastland: The Shipwreck That Shook America

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Passengers packed aboard a Great Lakes excursion steamer never suspected that the SS Eastland had a dark past. But others knew it and the tragedy that would end 844 lives became America's shameful secret. EASTLAND combines story lines of immigrant exploitation, greed, corruption, a cover-up, and hundreds of casualties in one of America's worst maritime tragedies. In addition, it features rare, previously censored newsreel footage.

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