Massachusetts History StandardsFramework

USI.28: Explain the emergence and impact of the textile industry in New England and industrial growth generally throughout antebellum America. a. the technological improvements and inventions that contributed to industrial growth c. the rise of a business class or merchants and manufacturers

Primary Source Documents




#1 Crompton Loom Works Catalogue (1881)

#2 Letter from Gordon McKay of the Lawrence Machine Shop (1853)

#3 Treatise relative to the testing of waterwheels and machinery by James Emerson (1892)

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Catalogue of Looms
Crompton Loom Works

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Textile Factory Research Sheet
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