The Robber Barons

John D Rockefeller

Series 1 - Episode 4 John D Rockefeller



Adam Smith tells the story of John D Rockefeller, a ruthless businessman who dominated the growing oil trade of the 1860s and 1870s by cutting secret deals with the rail companies and pressuring his rivals into selling to him, creating a massive corporation that gave him huge power.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Adam Smith
Producer Phil Tinline
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