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