Eli Whtney, inventor of the cotton gin, was born on this date in 1765. His invention, patented in 1794, rejuvenated plantation agriculture, strengthening the slave power and its influence in national affairs.
Photo credit: From Abbeville to Zebulon: Early Postcard Views of Georgia (UGA Press 1991)
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