Life and Times of Francis Cabot Lowell, 1775-1817 by P-RowmanAndLittlef

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After the Revolutionary War, despite political independence, the United States still relied on other countries for manufactured goods. Francis Cabot Lowell, born in Massachusetts in 1775, was one of the principal investors in building the India Wharf andthe shops and warehouses close to the harbor. His work was instrumental in establishing domestic industry for the United States and brought the industrial revolution to the United States. From 1810 to the start of the War of 1812, he traveled through Great Britain where he saw the tremendous changes caused by the industrial revolution, starting with cotton textiles. On his return to the United States he focused on establishing a domestic textile industry to replace imported goods. With his brother-in-law,Patrick Tracy Jackson, he built the Boston Manufacturing Company at Waltham-America's first integrated mill. With his star mechanic, Paul Moody, he developed a power loom and other machines suitable for local conditions. Life...

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									Life and Times of Francis Cabot Lowell, 1775-1817
Author: Chaim M. Rosenberg
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After the Revolutionary War, despite political independence, the United States still relied on other
countries for manufactured goods. Francis Cabot Lowell, born in Massachusetts in 1775, was one of the
principal investors in building the India Wharf andthe shops and warehouses close to the harbor. His work
was instrumental in establishing domestic industry for the United States and brought the industrial
revolution to the United States. From 1810 to the start of the War of 1812, he traveled through Great
Britain where he saw the tremendous changes caused by the industrial revolution, starting with cotton
textiles. On his return to the United States he focused on establishing a domestic textile industry to
replace imported goods. With his brother-in-law,Patrick Tracy Jackson, he built the Boston Manufacturing
Company at Waltham-America's first integrated mill. With his star mechanic, Paul Moody, he developed
a power loom and other machines suitable for local conditions. Life...

								
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