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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 Reform Impulse
  • Friday, April 27 - 4:00pm, 9:30pm
  • Slavery
  • Monday, April 30 - 7:00am, 1:00pm
  • Friday, May 4 - 4:00pm, 9:30pm
  • The Coming of the Civil War
  • Monday, May 7 - 7:00am, 1:00pm
  • Friday, May 11 - 4:00pm, 9:30pm
  • Saturday, May 12 - 11:00am
  • The Civil War
  • Monday, May 14 - 7:00am, 1:00pm
  • Friday, May 18 - 4:00pm, 9:30pm
  • Saturday, May 19 - 11:00am
  • Reconstruction
  • Monday, May 21 - 7:00am, 1:00pm
  • Friday, May 25 - 4:00pm, 9:30pm