MILL STREAM by Hortense Lion


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A solid, stalwart story of early America (New England), of the shrewd monied shipowner and traders, and of the coming of cotton which was to foment the long struggle between the traders and the pioneering mill owners. The story centers around Providence and the introduction of English methods into American manufacturing, a bitter struggle involving unscrupulous and dishonest dealings, sabotage and heartaches, before the War of 1812 and the new protective tariffs set American cotton manufacturing on its feet. Authentic, robust re-creation of a new nation and a new enterprise. A faithful mirror, but superficial characterization.

Pub Date: March 21st, 1941
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin