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Landscape of Industry
An Industrial History of the Blackstone Valley
Worcester Historical Museum; Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, fwd.

University Press of New England



Contents

Foreword – Senator Edward M. Kennedy
• Introduction: A River Transformed, a Valley Remade – Dr. Joseph F. Cullon
• A Landscape of Industry – Dr. Richard Greenwood
• Vignette: “A Country So Full of Factories . . .” – Ranger Chuck Arning
• The Slaters of Rhode Island and the Rise and Fall of American Textiles – Gray Fitzsimons
• Vignette: By the Canal! – Ranger Chuck Arning
• Moving the Goods: Roads, Canals, and the Coming of the Railroads – Gray Fitzsimons
• Vignette: “At Night You Could Hear the Looms for Miles” – Ranger Chuck Arning
• Mill Villages and the Diversity of Industry – Rangers Chuck Arning, Ray Boswell, Peter Coffin, Kevin Klyberg, and Jack Whittaker
• Vignette: “Slavery Has Lifted Up Her Voice in Our Streets” – Ranger Chuck Arning
• Slavery and Abolition along the Blackstone – Dr. Seth Rockman
• Vignette: “Cannot and Will Not Grant Eight-Hour Day!” – Ranger Chuck Arning
• “We Walk!” The Struggle for Worker Rights in the Industrial Blackstone Valley –Dr. Albert T. Klyberg
• Vignette: The Demise of a Mill Village – Ranger Chuck Arning
• The Past as Prologue: The National Park Service and the Reintegration
• of the Blackstone Valley’s Past – Dr. Joseph F. Cullon
• Contributors
• Index

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