Room & Board
Season 6 Episode 2 | 26m 40s
Dreaming of a better life, many individuals were inspired to make the harsh trek westward at the turn of the 19th century. The rise of boarding houses challenged social and cultural conventions of gender, race, and class, while providing a home away from home. Discover how the adaptable nature of boarding houses allowed for their survival, and at one time housed one third of Americans.
Aired: 10/11/18Video has closed captioning.