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Exploring North Carolina

Canals of North Carolina

Season 1100 Episode 1110 | 27m 46s

Across the lowlands of eastern North Carolina, we can still see canal systems constructed between the American Revolution and the American Civil War. The earliest canals, dug by enslaved African people, drained vast wetlands and changed the natural landscape. In this episode, some very special guests will tell story of the slavery during the creation our state's eastern agricultural base.

Aired: 01/12/17

Rating: NR

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