THE FUTURE OF AMERICA'S PAST: Lines in the Sand
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 9:30 p.m. on KPBS 2 / Stream now with the PBS App
Texas has long been a place of contentious borders and cross-cultural exchange. Six national flags have flown over Texas since the 1500s, starting with European contests for the land that followed 10,000 years of Native American history there. From Spanish missions, to a French shipwreck, to a former sugarcane plantation, we visit to ask: How did Texas become Texas?
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.
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