Escape to the Great Dismal Swamp

Escape to the Great Dismal Swamp

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In the 1800s, southern newspapers ran ads seeking runaway slaves suspected of taking refuge in a vast wetland called the Great Dismal Swamp. See how a team of archaeologists is using new discoveries and modern dating methods to piece together this lost part of American history.

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Escape to the Great Dismal Swamp

44 Minutes

Enter the Great Dismal Swamp, a forbidding wetland in the southeastern U.S. that runaway slaves called home for over a century.