In Mill, David Macaulay pays homage to the historically important mills of 19th-century New England. Using pen-and-ink illustrations, he thoroughly explains imagination that went into the elaborate process of running machines that were powered by the flow of water. In the case of this cotton mill in the imaginary town of Wicksbridge, Macaulay also demonstrates how important the mill was to a community's economic and social prospects. The author tracks the mill's history, expertly explaining how all its new fixtures and materials reflect the political and industrial changes in the country. Macaulay's Mill is generated by the human story that led to the building of New England's cotton mills, as well as their eventual demise. Written by David Macaulay, 128 pages.