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A Cotton Tale: The United States' First Industrial Revolution | Education | St. Louis Fed

A Cotton Tale: The United States' First Industrial Revolution | Education | St. Louis Fed

It is widely accepted within the study of history that cotton played a crucial role in the United States in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This lesson allows students to understand the specific causes and consequences of the dramatic increase of cotton production in southern states and its influence on the emergence of the nation’s first major manufacturing industry—textile production. Students will read both primary and secondary...

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