NOLA Code:
AFGU 0200 H1
Number of Episodes/Length:
6 / 30
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The second season of America from the Ground Up follows Dr. Monty Dobson on an expedition to uncover the archaeological history of Spanish colonial America. This season the series visits archaeological and historical sites in ten states in the American west to explore the cultural legacy of Spain in America.

#201: The Ancestors
Join Monty as he sets out to explore the ways that America’s Native peoples used and altered the landscape. From the earliest mound builders in Louisiana and Texas to the massive Pueblo towns and cities of New Mexico and Arizona, Monty digs into the archaeological story of the ancestors.

#202: New Spain
From the conquistador's quest for mythical cities of gold to the Pueblo Revolt that almost ended their American experiment, to the Spanish missions and presidios of Texas and the Southwest, Monty is on an expedition to uncover the archaeological history of Spanish colonial America.

#203: Worlds Collide
As the Spanish Empire collapsed around the globe, its old European rivals and an upstart America begin to tear away Spanish lands in America. Join Monty for the expedition to uncover the archaeological story of the fight for a continent.

#204: Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost explores the origins of slavery on the Iberian Peninsula and its evolution in the New World. Monty visits sugar plantations in Louisiana and Texas where archaeologists are learning about how the enslaved people lived and worked there.

#205: An Un-Civil War
Join Monty on the archaeological expedition to uncover the real history of the Civil War in the trans-Mississippi west. From the fierce border war between Missouri and Kansas to the massive battle at Wilson’s Creek and the role of Black troops in the Union Army, he uncovers the bloody truth of America’s un-Civil War.

#206: Go West
Go West explores the stories of the diverse peoples who settled in the American west. From intrepid black Spanish explorers and conquistadores, to the governor of Alta California, to the Buffalo Soldiers who fought to enforce America’s reservation policy on the native peoples of the west, Go West explores the archaeological history of immigration and migration.

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5/25/2018 - 5/24/2024
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Concurrent w/broadcast rights
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LLS amendment signed 1/11/19
Rights re-upped by producer on 2/25/2021
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Daniel Bracken
WCMU1999 E. Campus Drive
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
United States