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The Way We Were: When cotton was king and Manchester led Industrial Revolution

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from The Difficult Forms and Content of the Long 20th c.

“I hear AMERICA singing”

The poem does not only describe the job being carried out, but it characterizes the actions being done by stating it is the “carpenter singing as he ...

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Rustic | The Cotton Mill in McKinney, TX | $ location fee | I love love this location! Broken down old cotton mill-rustic, vintage style. great outdoor & indoor space | http://www.mckinneycottonmill.com

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During the Civil War, the largest employer in Lenoir City, TN was a cotton mill, owned by Dr. Benjamin Ballard Lenoir (whose father founded the town). When the Union Army got to town, they burned the Lenoir’s general store because the family supported the Confederacy. But before they got to the cotton mill, Dr. Lenoir gave the secret Masonic handshake to several of the Union officers – so they didn’t burn it down.

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from Mail Online

One Nation? Ed Miliband doesn't stand a chance in Britain's money-mad trashocracy, says a leading historian

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from Today in Labor History

September 15, 1845

September 15, 1845: Earlier in the year, 5,000 women cotton mill workers in and around Pittsburgh go on strike for a 10-hour day and an end to child labor. Months into the strike, hundreds marched on the Blackstock Mill, one of the largest in the area. The women broke down the factory's gates and forcibly expelled the scabs, while the men who accompanied them kept the police at bay.

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