Artifact Project——Cotton Gin

The cotton gin is a machine that invented by Eli Whitney in 1793 for the purpose of separating cotton fibers from seeds which increases the productivity. The invention was created in a secret workshop within few months. After the cotton gin, the field of raw cotton doubled each decade. The invention worked as a catalyst of Industrial Revolution and Slavery. Seeming like a release of slaves, the cotton gin actually increase the demand of slavery by the amount of cotton that are needed. 

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