A Century on Film

A Century on Film

The New Rule of America's Powerful Families
Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  November 14, 2018

At the end of World War I, the US replaced the European nations as a superpower. The country's driving force was the giant family-run conglomerates. The successors entered numerous new industries, transforming the young country into an "empire of capitalism." We will look at the evolvement of modern capitalism by using private footage released by the families of JP Morgan "the Finance King," JD Rockefeller "the Oil Baron," and the auto tycoon Henry Ford.

At the end of World War I, the US replaced the European nations as a superpower. The country's driving force was the giant family-run conglomerates. The successors entered numerous new industries, transforming the young country into an "empire of capitalism." We will look at the evolvement of modern capitalism by using private footage released by the families of JP Morgan "the Finance King," JD Rockefeller "the Oil Baron," and the auto tycoon Henry Ford.

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