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In this course we 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.
Pete Murphy retired from teaching Management in the Business Studies Department at Assumption College in August of 2011. He came to Assumption after a long career in the international energy industry, managing a variety of business and technical organizations. He is a consultant in the fields of energy and venture capital. He is a regular WISE Group Leader.
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Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609