TITLE

An American genius

PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
History of Science & Technology;2004, p285
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on Eli Whitney, the inventor of the cotton gin, thereby revolutionizing the U.S. South economically before the Civil War. He attended high school then went on to Yale University. Information on how he came up with the cotton gin is presented. He formed a partnership with Phineas Miller, the manager of the estate of the widow of General Nathanael Greene, to promote the cotton gin. Whitney also invented the milling machine. He died before the age of 60, from an enlargement of the prostate.
ACCESSION #
19523278

 

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