The Men Who Built America

The Men Who Built America

The Men Who Built America

  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Release Date: 2012-10-16
  • Advisory Rating: TV-PG
  • Episodes: 9
From 20 Ratings


Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Astor, Ford and Morgan. Their names are part of history and synonymous with the American dream. These men transformed every industry they touched: oil, rail, steel, shipping, automobiles, and finance. Their efforts transformed a country. Rising from poverty, their paths crossed repeatedly as they elected presidents, set economic policies and influenced major events of their day - from the Civil War to The Great Depression. 12 million historical negatives, many made available for the first time by the Library of Congress, are brought to life to offer an unprecedented view of America's Industrial Age – and the men who built it.


Title Time Speed
1 A New War Begins 42:59 43,439 KB/Sec Download
2 Oil Strike 43:47 42,375 KB/Sec Download
3 A Rivalry Is Born 43:56 31,524 KB/Sec Download
4 Blood Is Spilled 44:06 50,693 KB/Sec Download
5 A New Rival Emerges 43:44 36,527 KB/Sec Download
6 Owning It All 44:04 22,924 KB/Sec Download
7 Taking the White House 45:42 44,497 KB/Sec Download
8 The New Machine 42:35 20,506 KB/Sec Download
9 Season 1: Sneak Peek 01:50 48,397 KB/Sec Download



  • Great short family series.

    By MrDavidIbarra
    I’ve rewatched this series half a dozen times now. Provides a simple and easy-to-understand storyline of how this country’s industries started.
  • dood

    By AmazingSuperAwesomeCat
    rockefeller is dood :) intro song is dood

    By Mazb88
    Loved the show very much - can’t wait for next season
  • What A Story of Americans

    By USMale
    I absolutely loved these episodes. This was truly what Capatalism and free market is about. Thank God for these few indivisuals to have brought America into the modern ages, and to the front of the most incredible country this world has ever seen. I recommend this series to all people.
  • Impressive

    By ataveras
    Really liked it, highly recommended, a must see
  • Propaganda trash

    By Buttabumps
    This is a fantasy that erases the real builders of America: Native Americans, Blacks, poor white workers, Asians, and Latinos. Shame on the History (😒) channel
  • Unreal

    By Joshua a Cohen RBC
    Im a guy that loves homeland, breaking bad, sons of anarchy, etc. In other words, I am not a history buff - but I will say that by far and away this is my all time favorite series. I can watch it over and over. Unreal and a must watch for all Americans and entrepreneurs.
  • The Men Who Built America

    By This game is really well made
    This show is great. It really is very well done and it is a must see for any history buff of any age.
  • Simplistic approach to pump the drama

    By RoadTrixie
    Watched the first episode with someone knowledgeable in economics and history. He warned that the drama simplified complex issues and described some events with inaccurate hyperbole–“The first time, the only time”. Although the intent to show the 19th century entrepreneurs in a positive light was admirable, we ended up not 100% trusting the content. And like many other people here, we find the repetition annoying enough that we did not continue to episode two.
  • Really great

    By Emi975
    Worth the purchase. Can't wait for my son to watch