John Fox and Horatio Nelson Slater

  title={John Fox and Horatio Nelson Slater},
  author={Barbara M. Tucker and Kenneth H. Tucker},
On the death of Samuel Slater, the acclaimed father of American manufactures, the local Pawtucket Chronicle made a less flattering assessment of him: “Mr. Slater was not exactly a generous man. He gave little to public institutions and regarded not the appeals of private individuals. His object was gold. No man was more indefatigable.”1 Yet Slater had his supporters who saw in him and other manufacturers the embodiment of a new type of American character who looked to combine wealth, virtue… Expand