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The Ground Below

Season 1 Episode 6 | 54m 53s

Shane explores the history and science of cotton. A prehistoric coastline from North Carolina to Texas laid the foundation for a crop that re-shaped our history, our culture, and even our DNA.

Aired: 08/08/23 | Expires: 09/06/23
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