Reference to Marx
For Karl Marx, what defined feudalism was that the power of the ruling class (the aristocracy) rested on their control of arable land, leading to a class society based upon the exploitation of the peasants who farm these lands, typically under serfdom. Some interpret Marx as advocating technological determinism, with such statements as "The windmill gives you society with the feudal lord: the steam-mill, society with the industrial capitalist", but others argue that he was not.
- And did those feet in ancient time, Albion Flour Mills, first steam mill in London from around 1790
- Aurora Steam Grist Mill, a historic grist mill located in Aurora, Cayuga County, New York, United States
- Cincinnati Steam Paper Mill, the first steam-powered mill in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
- Sutherland Steam Mill Museum, a restored steam woodworking mill from the 1890s located in Denmark, Nova Scotia, Canada
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