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This class will look at the 19th century development of the textile industry in New England: the transfer of technology from the UK, the mill systems of New England, the immigrant labor to run them, and the ultimate decline and departure of the industry. We will discuss how New England was changed through the rise and fall of this industry and the impact on our modern lives.
GROUP LEADER: M.E. (Pete) Murphy is retired Assistant Professor of Management at Assumption College. He has a B.A. in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and an M.A. in Business Administration from the University of Akron. Prior to teaching at Assumption, he had a long career in the international energy industry managing a variety of business and technical organizations. He continues to consult in the fields of energy and venture capital. His class will explore business issues that are important to all of us today.
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Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609