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What are three factors that contributed to the growth of New York City as the center of the textile industry in the late 1800s
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1) New York was a port and had a good distribution network to the rest of the country for raw materials and finished products
2) Demand for ready made clothing from slave industry and then the army. After the war, ready to wear became popular
3) NY also had a high immigrant population: a cheap source of labor for the industry.
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