The Future of America's Past

In THE FUTURE OF AMERICA'S PAST, notable scholar Ed Ayers takes viewers to the sites of complex and evocative chapters in American history. Throughout the series, Ayers meets with public historians working to preserve the past, from National Park Service rangers to curators and community activists. He visits the sites - both familiar and unknown - of monumental events, and brings on guests who offer a range of perspectives.

Wed, Oct 7 4:30 P.M. A Grave Injustice     NH WORLD

Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, the US military and the FBI arrested more than 110,000 American citizens of Japanese ancestry.

Mon, Oct 12 9:00 P.M. Freedom's Fortress     NH WORLD

At Virginia's Fort Monroe, we discover a remarkable place: the spot where slavery began in British North America, and the site where it began to unravel during the Civil War.

Tue, Oct 13 2:00 A.M. Freedom's Fortress     NH WORLD

At Virginia's Fort Monroe, we discover a remarkable place: the spot where slavery began in British North America, and the site where it began to unravel during the Civil War.

Tue, Oct 13 10:00 A.M. Freedom's Fortress     NH WORLD

At Virginia's Fort Monroe, we discover a remarkable place: the spot where slavery began in British North America, and the site where it began to unravel during the Civil War.

Fri, Oct 16 5:00 A.M. Freedom's Fortress     NH WORLD

At Virginia's Fort Monroe, we discover a remarkable place: the spot where slavery began in British North America, and the site where it began to unravel during the Civil War.

Fri, Oct 16 11:00 A.M. Freedom's Fortress     NH WORLD

At Virginia's Fort Monroe, we discover a remarkable place: the spot where slavery began in British North America, and the site where it began to unravel during the Civil War.

Mon, Oct 19 4:30 P.M. Transcontinental     NH WORLD

Mon, Oct 19 9:00 P.M. The Fire of a Movement     NH WORLD

On March 25, 1911, New York City's Triangle Shirtwaist Factory burst into flames, and 146 workers - nearly all young women, many of them teenage immigrants - perished.

Tue, Oct 20 2:00 A.M. The Fire of a Movement     NH WORLD

On March 25, 1911, New York City's Triangle Shirtwaist Factory burst into flames, and 146 workers - nearly all young women, many of them teenage immigrants - perished.

Tue, Oct 20 10:00 A.M. The Fire of a Movement     NH WORLD

On March 25, 1911, New York City's Triangle Shirtwaist Factory burst into flames, and 146 workers - nearly all young women, many of them teenage immigrants - perished.

Fri, Oct 23 5:00 A.M. The Fire of a Movement     NH WORLD

On March 25, 1911, New York City's Triangle Shirtwaist Factory burst into flames, and 146 workers - nearly all young women, many of them teenage immigrants - perished.

Fri, Oct 23 11:00 A.M. The Fire of a Movement     NH WORLD

On March 25, 1911, New York City's Triangle Shirtwaist Factory burst into flames, and 146 workers - nearly all young women, many of them teenage immigrants - perished.

Mon, Oct 26 9:00 P.M. Lines in the Sand     NH WORLD

Texas has long been a place of contentious borders and cross-cultural exchange.

Tue, Oct 27 2:00 A.M. Lines in the Sand     NH WORLD

Texas has long been a place of contentious borders and cross-cultural exchange.

Tue, Oct 27 10:00 A.M. Lines in the Sand     NH WORLD

Texas has long been a place of contentious borders and cross-cultural exchange.

Fri, Oct 30 5:00 A.M. Lines in the Sand     NH WORLD

Texas has long been a place of contentious borders and cross-cultural exchange.

Fri, Oct 30 11:00 A.M. Lines in the Sand     NH WORLD

Texas has long been a place of contentious borders and cross-cultural exchange.

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