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This edition: The Historic South: Slavery and the Plantation System

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Episode Details

The American South is home to some of the world's most spectacular ecosystems, from coral reefs to salt water marshes. It is also home to the origin of slavery and the plantation system in America. Three national monuments present this profound legacy of ecology and history ... a history that includes the birth of the nation's first and greatest president, George Washington.

Monuments in this program:
Virgin Islands National Monuments - Buck Island Reef and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monuments are underwater paradises and a lynchpin of the slave trade
George Washington Birthplace National Monument - The early story of George Washington and the origin of the plantation system (Virginia)