Two documentary films provide an excellent overview of the scholarly information available in support of the Book of Mormon in its historical setting. The first, Journey of Faith, recounts the Old World journey of Lehi and his family. Journey of Faith: The New World follows the same theme into the New World.
The site has some background information on the films, bios of the participants, and short clips from the films. Those short clips are clearly intended to whet the appetite for the full length films, both of which are available on the website. Check it out here.