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    Halden, Grace (2015) Mills. In: Smith, M. (ed.) The World of the American Revolution: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes]: A Daily Life Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, U.S.: ABC-Clio Greenwood. ISBN 9781440830273.

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    Before the American Revolution, many colonial laborers settled in rural, agricultural regions. For the initial settlers, the most important considerations were of securing sustenance, shelter, and clothing for survival. The founding of mills enabled the settlers to utilize the natural resources available to them in America; these resources helped them to construct homes and businesses, create clothing, and make food. This article looks at the development and use of Mills during the American Revolution.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): american revolution, technology, society, history, america, conflict, war, mills, colonial life, factory, tradesmen, agriculture
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Grace Halden
    Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2016 14:36
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:37


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