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Eli Whitney
by Jesse Russell and Ronald Cohn and Jesse Russel


Overview - High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Eli Whitney (December 8, 1765 - January 8, 1825) was an American inventor best known for inventing the cotton gin. This was one of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution and shaped the economy of the Antebellum South.  Read more...

 
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Eli Whitney (December 8, 1765 - January 8, 1825) was an American inventor best known for inventing the cotton gin. This was one of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution and shaped the economy of the Antebellum South. ref name=mssa>"Elms and Magnolias: The 18th Century." Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library. 1996-08-16. http: //www.library.yale.edu/mssa/elms/18th.htm. Retrieved 2008-03-19. /ref> Whitney's invention made upland short cotton into a profitable crop, which strengthened the economic foundation of slavery in the United States (regardless of whether Whitney intended that or not). Despite the social and economic impact of his invention, Whitney lost many profits in legal battles over patent infringement for the cotton gin. Thereafter, he turned his attention into securing contracts with the government in the manufacture of muskets for the newly formed continental army. He continued making arms and inventing until his death in 1825.


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  • ISBN-13: 9785510717983
  • ISBN-10: 551071798X
  • Publisher: Book on Demand Ltd.
  • Publish Date: January 2013
  • Page Count: 92
  • Dimensions: 11 x 8.25 x 0.19 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


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