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    led the South in textile production, Antebellum towns including Macon, Milledgeville, Madison, and Greensboro experimented with steam-powered cotton factories, with varying degrees of success. The steam-powered factories in Madison and Greensboro went broke in the 1850s, while those in Milledgeville and Macon survived to serve the Confederacy. Macon Cotton Factory the leading manufacturing sector of the United States in the years before the Civil War. Georgia's entrepreneurs began to experiment in

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    Manayunk

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    one of the oldest neighborhoods of Philadelphia which is also known as Main Street. In 1800's it was a part of Roxborough Township with very few residents (Images of America 8). This little town was formed of manufactures, laborers and farmers (the mills of manayunk 76). The town started out as "Flat Rock" in 1810, when the Flat Rock Turnpike and bridge were built connecting Roxborough Township with Merion Township. The name came from an area of flat rocks observed in the Schuylkill River, near the

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    Child Labor

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    sometimes fatal, the era was only capable of the extraordinary profits and accomplishments it achieved because of child labor. They achieved the feats that they did because of the wide array of labor the children performed in factories, coal mines, and cotton mills. Children that worked in factories were cheaper to hire than adults and could be manipulated with physical abuse to work extensive hours and for low wages. The Industrial Revolution brought population increase which equaled to more child workers

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    In August 1799, Robert Blincoe, at the age of seven, worked as a scavenger in the Gonalston Mill. He was one of the eighty seven-year-old children sold by the St. Pancras as parish apprentices. Although these children worked for fourteen hours a day, six days a week, their food consisted of only black bread and porridge. Robert Blincoe’s first job was to pick up loose cotton that fell on the floor. As easy as this job was, he was scared of the whirling motion and the noises the machine made. The

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    Working in Mills

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    Working in Mills The industrial revolution was rushing on at full steam and manufactured goods were at record demands. At a time when men were needed to dig the ditches build the bridges and do heavy manual labor there was still a need for lighter more tedious and just as perilsm jobs that required a specialized worker that of a smaller stature and with nimble hands and bodies that could navigate the crouded workspace of the "modern day" factories. The cotton mills in Lowell, Massachusetts were

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    were in transportation and industry. American society expanded so much in the early 1800's that it very well could have been the only time in history where this happened in such a short amount of time. From steamboats to railroads and from textile mills to interchangeable parts, the revolutions of this century were key to America's expansion as a country. First, the Transportation Revolution began early with simple roads. The National Road, from Baltimore to Illinois was finished in 1838. This road

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    historian. There are always several causes of vital events in history, which can be known as a hierarchy of causes. It is the basic understanding that if one thing happens another will lead on from it and so on e.g., if there wasn't demand for cotton, if the travel systems were not improved, or the inventions were never made the industrial revolution may never of happened. To help find these causes historians will also look at chronicles, to find out exactly when events happened. Before they

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    Factories and Slums in Victorian England

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    With this schedule, the workers were unable to get fully rested for the next day and continued to decrease their health. According to James, of Primary Facts, said, “In cotton mills, dust from the yarn covered the workers and got in their throats. In order to make sure that the cotton was kept strong, factory owners kept their mills warm and damp. This meant that the workers often suffered with lung and chest infections.” Not only did it tire them out to the point of exhaustion, but it also increased

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    produce the textiles and cotton that Britain demanded and utilised their resources well. A good example of one of these factories would be Quarry Bank Mill. Quarry Bank Mill massively benefited from the growing population through these years, meaning

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    Textile Industry Analysis

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    done by individual workers. However, as the years went by many workers were let go as their jobs were replaced by machines. Inventors came up with machines that could do all of the jobs that the workers in the mill could do but much faster. For example spinning mules which is used to spin cotton was invented by Samuel Crompton sometime between 1775 and 1779. Some people were happy with the jobs in the Textile Industry being done faster but many workers were angry as they were being let go of their jobs

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