The Men Who Built America (2012)

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Miniseries shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the ... See full summary »

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 Himself - Narrator (4 episodes, 2012)
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 J.P. Morgan (4 episodes, 2012)
Tim Getman ...
 John D. Rockefeller (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Andrew Carnegie (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Old J.P. Morgan (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Henry Clay Frick (4 episodes, 2012)
John Dow ...
 Old John D Rockefeller (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Thomas Edison (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Dock Slave (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Nikola Tesla (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Thomas Scott / ... (3 episodes, 2012)
Peter Muggleworth ...
 Courtroom Spectator (3 episodes, 2012)
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David Barckhoff ...
 Homestead Steel Worker (2 episodes, 2012)
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 William Vanderbilt (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Cornelius Vanderbilt (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Rockefeller Bailiff (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Pennsylvania Railroad Office Worker (2 episodes, 2012)
David Itchkawitz ...
 Butler to JP Morgan (2 episodes, 2012)
Scott Lockhart ...
 Homestead Steelworker (2 episodes, 2012)
Cameron McNary ...
 Jim Fisk (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Henry Frick's Secretary (2 episodes, 2012)
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Miniseries shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the greatest economic and technological superpower the world had ever seen. The Men Who Built America is the story of a nation at the crossroads and of the people who catapulted it to prosperity. Written by Anonymous

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Great Show If You Don't Pick It Apart!
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Although I am not a history major or a self-proclaimed history buff, I loved this show. I normally NEVER watch TV and I simply couldn't stop until I was done with the series. I thought the producers did an excellent job of making these stories interesting and I also enjoyed the commentary. The men portrayed, (Vanderbuilt, Rockefeller, Carnegie, J.P. Morgan, and Ford) were business geniuses regardless of their often unscrupulous tactics amongst each other, smaller business and the working man. It's still a part of American history that everyone should learn about, including kids in school. Also, it's much better than most shows you find on TV these days.


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