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  1. Samuel Slater (June 9, 1768 – April 21, 1835) was an early English-American industrialist known as the Father of the American Industrial Revolution (a phrase coined by Andrew Jackson) and the Father of the American Factory System . In the UK, he was called Slater the Traitor and Sam the Slate because he brought British textile technology to the United States, modifying it for American use. He stole the textile factory machinery designs as an apprentice to a pioneer in the British industry before... Read More

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  3. Samuel Slater | Biography & Facts | Britannica

    Samuel Slater, (born June 9, 1768, Belper, Derbyshire, England—died April 21, 1835, Webster, Massachusetts, U.S.), English American businessman and founder of the American cotton- textile industry. As an apprentice in England to Jedediah Strutt (partner of Richard Arkwright), Slater gained a thorough knowledge of cotton manufacturing.

  4. Samuel Slater - Wikipedia

    Samuel Slater (June 9, 1768 – April 21, 1835) was an early English-American industrialist known as the "Father of the American Industrial Revolution ", a phrase coined by Andrew Jackson, and the "Father of the American Factory System". In the United Kingdom, he was called "Slater the Traitor" [1] and "Sam the Slate" because he brought British ...

  5. Samuel Slater - U.S. National Park Service

    Born on June 9, 1768, Samuel Slater was the fifth son of William and Elizabeth Slater. Slater grew up on a farm in Belper, Derbyshire, England. After attending school, he began work in a water-powered textile mill owned by Jedediah Strutt. Strutt taught Slater how the machines worked.

  6. Who Made America? | Innovators | Samuel Slater - PBS

    Samuel Slater has been called the "father of the American factory system." He was born in Derbyshire, England on June 9, 1768. The son of a yeoman farmer, Slater went to work at an early age as...

  7. Samuel Slater and the Textile Revolution - ThoughtCo

    Samuel Slater is an American inventor who was born on June 9, 1768. He built several successful cotton mills in New England and established the town of Slatersville, Rhode Island. His accomplishments have led many to consider him to be the "Father of American Industry" and the "Founder of the American Industrial Revolution." Coming to America

  8. How Industrial Espionage Started America’s Cotton Revolution

    December 20, 2017 An image from the Slater Mill Historic Site in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Flickr With technical know-how and entrepreneurial spirit, Samuel Slater helped build early American...

  9. Samuel Slater - New World Encyclopedia

    Samuel Slater (June 9, 1768 – April 21, 1835) was an early American industrialist popularly known as the "Founder of the American Industrial Revolution." More specifically, he founded the American cotton-textile industry.

  10. Samuel Slater |

    SLATER, SAMUEL. Samuel Slater (1768 – 1835) was an English-born manufacturer who introduced the first water-powered cotton mill to the United States. This invention revolutionized the textile industry and paved the way for the Industrial Revolution. Samuel Slater was born in Derbyshire, England, on June 9, 1768.

  11. Slater, Samuel |

    Overview. A couple of years before Samuel Slater died in 1835, President Andrew Jackson called him the "Father of American Manufactures." Slater pioneered the American textile industry by introducing machinery that revolutionized textile production in the United States.

  12. Slater, Samuel |

    Growing up in England. Samuel Slater was born on a farm near the town of Belper, England. His father, William Slater, was a prosperous farmer who also bought and sold land to make money. In the early 1880s, William Slater sold a piece of land that included a stream running through it to Jedediah Strutt (1726–1797), a prominent business owner.