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Episode 2: Controlling No Man's Land

When brothers Samuel and John find a location in northern Rhode Island to create and control their own village, they transform the landscape by building a whole new mill, utilizing water power from the Branch River, constructing houses, and forcing those in an agricultural lifestyle to conform to their time-punching needs for manufacturing.  John’s wife Ruth plays a prominent role over the villagers.  Through houses of worship, rules of temperance, and child labor, they struggle to control the lives of their rebellious workforce. (57 minutes)  

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