Slatersville: America's First Mill Village

Controlling No Man's Land

Episode 2 | 56m 58s | Video has closed captioning.

When brothers Samuel and John find a location in northern RI to create and control their own village, they transform the landscape by building a new mill, constructing houses, and forcing farmers to conform to Slater's time-punching manufacturing needs. John’s wife Ruth plays a prominent role over the villagers, while the Slaters struggle to control the lives of their rebellious workforce.

Aired: 09/23/22

Rating: NR

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Slatersville: America's First Mill Village is a local public television program presented by Rhode Island PBS.