Chart the rapid rise and precipitous decline of the American whaling industry, which powered the start of the industrial revolution and laid the groundwork for a global economy in the 18th and 19th centuries. 3/20/2012Premiere Date: March 20, 2012 | Runtime: 00:00:30
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American Experience, TVs most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.