Mon, 5/29: America: Promised Land (History)
Given how divided our country can seem at this present day, it is probably more important than ever for a reminder of how America, Land of the Free, came to be. This ambitious two-part documentary series is anchored by interviews with direct descendants of the men and women who took a chance on a young promised land. The important contributions made by immigrants over the generations are spotlighted. Their stories are shared with the backdrop of cultural events like the Dutch Fur Trade, the California Gold Rush, and the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, which at the time cut America’s East to West travel time from six months to one week.