American Experience

The Swamp

Season 31 Episode 1 | 1h 53m 13s | Video has closed captioning.

The history of the Everglades is a dramatic yet little known story of humanity’s attempt to conquer nature. The Swamp, told through the lives of a handful of colorful and resolute characters, explores the repeated efforts to reclaim, control and transform what was seen as a vast wasteland into an agricultural and urban paradise, and, ultimately, the drive to preserve America’s greatest wetland.

Aired: 01/15/19

Expired: 01/14/22

Rating: TV-G

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