1800 – William Gregg was born.
– President of the first cotton mill in the South, organized the S.C. Institute to encourage mechanical arts.
1845 – He publicized his ideas in his Essays on Domestic Industry.
– He argued that economic domination by the North was best met by Southern industrialization.
– He gained sufficient support for his own efforts, but was unable to bring about any general change in the agrarian southern economy.
1867 – William Gregg died.