Nye 2

in the US, the early industrial revolution was water and wood powered.  Unlike England, wood was plentiful
as late as 1838, the use of steam power was of minor importance except for steam boats and the beginnings of the railway network

mills and factories were built at water power sites

Dupont gunpowder works (PEM photo)
du Pont gunpowder works at the Hagley Museum

Industry was still on a small scale

The south chose a different path of industrial development

Canals--see notes linked above

consumer economy: