American Experience

Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World

Season 22 Episode 8 | 1h 52m 13s Video has closed captioning.

The history of the American whaling industry from its 17th-century origins in drift-and-shore whaling off the coast of New England and Cape Cod, through the golden age of deep ocean whaling, and on to its demise in the decades following the American Civil War.

Aired: 03/19/12

Expired: 05/09/13

Rating: TV-PG

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