The Men Who Built America: watch a trailer for the new History docudrama series

The stories of ambitious men like John D Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, JP Morgan and Henry Ford, who brought a new era of industrialism to the United States

Shipping, railroads, oil, steel and factory production – these were the innovations that helped build the USA. And Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, JP Morgan and Henry Ford were some of the men behind them.


A new four-part documentary drama from History examines the stories of how these brilliant and often ruthless industrialists made their mark on a young United States. Watch a trailer below.


The Men Who Built Britain starts on Monday 1 April at 9:30pm on History