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Thank you for a great 2-day learning experience about Samuel Slater. I learned a lot about how we went from an agricultural society to an industrial society, all because of Samuel Slater. Samuel Slater cam from England secretly on a boat to share machinery information with the US because England was saturdated. After his 7 year apprenticeship with Jedediah Strutt, 21 year old Samuel Slater leaned alot...

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In 1824, textile bosses attempted to reduce wages and increase work hours. Approximately 500 textile workers protested by going on strike, which shut down textile mills in Pawtucket, Rhode Island for a week. The strike, largely led by female workers, resulted in employers rescinding the wage cut and change to work hours.

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Pawtucket Textile Workers Strike

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Jenckes Education Center at Slater Mill

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Spinning Throstle inside the Slater Mill. Come watch it work!

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Our theater located in the Pawtucket Visitors' Center across the street from Slater Mill

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Slater Mill historic site viewed from across the Blackstone River

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Closeup of some cotton housed at the Slater Mill

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Hand-powered loom in the Brown House

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The grounds of Slater Mill along the Blackstone River

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Child's drawing of their field trip to Slater Mill. "I loved the shoelace machine!" "faster more better!"

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