The Amoskeag Manufacturing Company: A History of Enterprise on the Merrimack River

The Amoskeag Manufacturing Company: A History of Enterprise on the Merrimack River

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ISBN-13: 9781626197749
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 07/27/2015
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 820,484
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author


Aurore (Dionne) Eaton earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from Colby-Sawyer College and studied theatre design at Dartmouth College. She is the former executive director of the Manchester Historic Association and of the Cambridge (Massachusetts) Historical Society. Aurore has researched and promoted Manchester's history for over twenty-five years. She writes a weekly column, "Looking Back," for the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper that focuses on New Hampshire history.

Table of Contents

Foreword Robert B. Perreault 7

Preface 9

Acknowledgements 13

1 The Merrimack River 15

2 The Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries 17

3 The First Textile Mills at Amoskeag Falls 19

4 The Original Amoskeag Companies 21

5 Amoskcag Village 25

6 The Birth of the Amoskcag Manufacturing Company 28

7 East Side or West Side? 30

8 Powering the Mill Yard 32

9 The Corporate Realm: The Mill Yard and Workers' Housing 46

10 Creating the New City 55

11 The First Mill: The Stark Manufacturing Company 63

12 The Amoskcag's Own Textile Mills 65

13 The Manchester Print Works 69

14 The Amoskeag Machine Shop 73

15 Amoskeag Steam Locomotives 75

16 Amoskeag Steam Fire Engines 77

17 Mechanics' Row 83

18 A Visit from Abraham Lincoln 86

19 The Civil War 90

20 Amoskeag Gingham 95

21 The Flywheel Disaster of 1891 102

22 Floods 105

23 The Amoskeag and Its Workers 109

24 Child Labor 123

25 The End of Prosperity 127

26 The All-American Flag 131

27 The Strike of 1922 134

28 Bankruptcy 143

29 Amoskeag Industries: Reinventing the Mill Yard 147

30 Postscript 151

Notes 155

Bibliography 163

Index 165

About the Author 175

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