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This edition: The Rise of Capitalism: The Unseen Hand





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Episode Details

Individual enterprise merges with technological innovation to launch the Commercial Revolution—the seedbed of American industry. The program features the ideas of Adam Smith, the efforts of entrepreneurs in New England and Chicago, the Lowell Mills Experiment, and the engineering feats involved in Chicago's early transformation from marsh to metropolis.

  • The Twenties
  • Friday, July 20 - 4:00pm
  • Capital and Labor
  • Saturday, July 21 - 11:00am
  • FDR and the Depression
  • Monday, July 23 - 7:00am, 1:00pm
  • Tuesday, July 24 - 9:30am
  • Friday, July 27 - 4:00pm
  • TR and Wilson
  • Saturday, July 28 - 11:00am
  • World War II
  • Monday, July 30 - 7:00am, 1:00pm
  • Tuesday, July 31 - 9:30am
  • Friday, August 3 - 4:00pm
  • The Fifties
  • Monday, August 6 - 7:00am, 1:00pm
  • Tuesday, August 7 - 9:30am
  • Friday, August 10 - 4:00pm
  • Saturday, August 11 - 11:00am
  • The Sixties
  • Monday, August 13 - 7:00am, 1:00pm
  • Tuesday, August 14 - 9:30am
  • The Twenties
  • Monday, July 16 - 7:00am, 1:00pm
  • Tuesday, July 17 - 9:30am
  • A Vital Progressivism
  • Monday, July 9 - 7:00am, 1:00pm
  • Tuesday, July 10 - 9:30am
  • Friday, July 13 - 4:00pm
  • TR and Wilson
  • Monday, July 2 - 7:00am, 1:00pm
  • Tuesday, July 3 - 9:30am
  • Friday, July 6 - 4:00pm
  • Capital and Labor
  • Monday, June 25 - 7:00am, 1:00pm
  • Friday, June 29 - 4:00pm
  • Saturday, June 30 - 11:00am
  • The West
  • Monday, June 18 - 7:00am, 1:00pm
  • Friday, June 22 - 4:00pm
  • Saturday, June 23 - 11:00am
  • Saturday, July 14 - 11:00am