A Classification of American Wealth
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   The Slaters of Slatersville American textile magnates  

With the profits he drew from his share in the Brown & Almy company, Samuel Slater started a factory for textile machinery and built other mills, in many of which he took a partnership. In 1804, his younger brother John Slater joined him in America, bringing along information about the latest developments in English textile manufacturing. Together with Brown and Almy, the two Slaters set up cotton and woolen mills at Smithville Rhode Island and thereby created an industrial community which was soon renamed Slatersville. Brown and Almy eventually retired from these ventures and Slatersville passed into the hands of


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