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American Entrepreneurial Genius: Program 2 (1790-1825)

27 minutes 44 seconds

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This segment tells the story of the first great wave of American entrepreneurship and invention from 1790 to 1825. It also highlights the work of Samuel Slater, Eli Whitney, Robert Fulton, and John Jacob Astor. Part of the "American Entrepreneurial Genius" series. Please note this title contains images of corpses due to starvation.

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