Textile Factories Come to the U.S.

American conditions:

The industrial revolution was slow to get started in the U.S. because the U.S. was a third world country and England was determined to protect its advantage

  Slater Mill
First successful mill--Slater Mill

 map from National Atlas of the United States
Origins of Lowell :

Boots Mill, Lowell

The Lowell labor system:

  image from Hine Collection, National Archives
Lowell changes:
this page written and copyright  Pamela E. Mack
last updated 9/28/05