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Episode 6: They Will All Be My Friends


Near the turn of the 20th Century, Henry Plimpton Kendall, a young mill owner from Walpole, Massachusetts descends upon Slatersville and purchases the village to expand his operations, only to find the morale of its workers bottomed out.  Kendall recruits employees from the greater Boston area to live and work in the village and raise its productivity as well as its spirit, much to the challenge of its highly skeptical workforce.  Tensions throughout the surrounding Blackstone Valley culminate as rioting from the Great Textile Strike of 1934 push Depression-era changes that force Kendall to resolve matters in his own village.  (73 minutes)

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