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Episode 4: Conscience Money

After William Smith Slater and John Fox Slater have spent decades building their family fortunes in the second generation, the brothers make conscious decisions on the distribution of their wealth for both family and country.  Their presence is largely felt between Providence and Warwick, Rhode Island and Jewett City and Norwich, Connecticut.  The lives of their own children are heavily considered, while the education of African Americans following the Civil War is systematically weighed.  Despite the controversial means by which they built their estates, they each execute constructive paths for their monies to be spent, the ripple effects of which are still felt today throughout America. (55 minutes)   

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