About the Series

America from the Ground Up is a six-episode television series created for national distribution on the Public Broadcasting network. The series goes on-site to explore the history of America through recent findings of archaeology, a refreshing perspective that highlights the importance of America’s archaeological record as well as the formative place of the Great Lakes and the Mississippi Valley in the history of America.

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America from the Ground Up is a project of the School of Public Service and Global Citizenship within the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences at Central Michigan University.​

America from the Ground Up is made possible in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as support from CMU Public Broadcasting, a public service of Central Michigan University, and​ the Kirby Foundation, a family foundation supporting education​.