The Rise of Cotton
The Cotton Gin
Important People in Cotton Kingdom
Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin in 1793. He stayed with Catherine Greene on her plantation to study law. He soon found out how hard it was to clean cotton and wanted to make it easier.
Catherine Greene brought Whitney to her plantation. She and her plantation manager explained the difficulties of cleaning cotton to Whitney.
Diagram of Cotton Production in the 1800's
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