America: Promised Land

  • 2017
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

An exploration of the cultural origins of the United States examines the different groups who traveled to America seeking freedom, from early Colonial times through the end of the Civil War.

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America: Promised Land Season 1
"America: Promised Land" chronicles the massive immigration patterns of ethnic groups to the United States, anchored by interviews with descendants of (more…)
America: Promised Land Season 1
"America: Promised Land" chronicles the massive immigration patterns of ethnic groups to the United States, anchored by interviews with descendants of (more…)
Bonus: Scandinavian Loggers in Oregon
02:01 — Forestry worker Bryan Penttila expalins how the past and present are linked for Scandinavian Americans working in logging and why the woods are still (more…)
Bonus: John McTammany's Musical Machines
02:15 — In 1876, John McTammany revealed a musical invention that stunned America. Now his descendant, Anita Zimcosky, tracks down a collection of his instrum (more…)
Bonus: The Irish Take Hold of Boston Politics
03:07 — Trace the journey of Boston's Irish population from poverty to power, spearheaded by one man's determination to see justice for his community, in this (more…)
Bonus: Cowboy Skills in Texas
02:13 — Joe Hub Baker opens a window into the world of the professional rodeo cowboy - an arena of thrills and spills where man and horse tackles angry animal (more…)
Bonus: The Battle of Port Gibson
02:25 — Dr. Timothy Smith walks through the Civil War battlefield of Port Gibson, Mississippi, pointing out some of the battlefield features that still surviv (more…)
Mennonite Migrants Bring Wheat to Kansas
03:08 — In 1873, migrants seeking land in the Great Plains carry chests filled with Turkey Red Wheat, a tough grain that will transform Kansas into America’s (more…)
Migrants Travel West on the Oregon Trail
02:41 — Over 400,000 people travel West to start a new life and claim new land along the Oregon Trail, including Lucinda Brown. One-hundred seventy years late (more…)
Spanish Ranchers Bring Cattle to Texas
01:44 — Until the Spanish arrived in the Southwest, there wasn’t a single cow in America, but within decades their ranching efforts result in over 3 million l (more…)
America's First Pharmacist Fights Yellow Fever
01:47 — In 1823 New Orleans, French immigrant Louis Joseph Dufilho uses a scientific approach to treating victims of the Yellow Fever epidemic.
Rebuilding San Francisco's Chinatown
02:38 — After the 1906 earthquake destroyed the city, plans to rebuild didn’t include a place for Chinese immigrants. Faced with the prospect of resettling to (more…)
Quaker Migrants Thrive in Pennsylvania
02:17 — After adapting to unknown elements and terrain in America, the Quakers establish ideals of equality and individual liberty—epitomized by the handshake (more…)
America: Promised Land Trailer
00:30 — Anchored by interviews with descendants of ancestors whose stories are featured throughout the event series and geographical imagery that showcases th (more…)

Cast & Details

  • Premiered: May 29, 2017
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: An exploration of the cultural origins of the United States examines the different groups who traveled to America seeking freedom, from early Colonial times through the end of the Civil War.