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14/03/1899 Cotton gin


How the Cotton Gin Changed America


Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin


How inventions change history (for better and for worse) - Kenneth C. Davis


Cotton Gin - Machine in Action

American inventor Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin, a machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibres from their seeds. His device allowed greater productivity than manual cotton separation. It revolutionized the cotton industry in the United States, but also led to the growth of slavery in the American South.
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