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.
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