Cotton gin

Cotton gin

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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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