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Providence-Promises and Challenges, 1790-1830 Identity of Providence

What forces shaped the identity of Providence and its people?

Samuel Slater, Slater Mill and the textile industry

Samuel Slater, Slater Mill and the textile industry

  • How were laws regarding technology and innovation different in Britain and the United States?
  • What were the working conditions in Slater Mill and how profitable was it?
  • How dependent was the New England textile industry on the slave system in the South?
  • In addition to the Arkwright Mill, what other technology was important to the textile industry? 

 

Samuel Slater and Textile Mills