Today in History: First American Cotton Mill

Today in History–December 20–the Library of Congress features the first American cotton mill, opened on this day in 1790. Learn more about the history of cotton mills in America by reviewing the Today in History section, then click the links below for related primary sources.

The First American Cotton Mill Began Operation from America’s Library

Cotton mill image set

Cotton mill books & articles

American life histories mentioning cotton mills

Cotton mill historical newspaper coverage

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