Eli Whitney's Cotton-Gin

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Whitney’s cotton gin had a permanent influence on America’s slavery. With-out a cotton-gin a slave could seperate only 1 pound of cotton a day. With the cotton-gin, a slave could seperate a thousand pounds.


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Wilbur F. Gordy A History of the United States for Schools (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, ) 205


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