Before the industrial revolution, much of the basic labor regarding making and growing food, making clothes, and general everyday matter were done by hand. The use of slaves revolutionized the method of getting tasks done and making a business out of it. The South for example were very agricultural based thus relied heavily on slave labor for the growth of their cash crop. Eli Whitney's cotton gin was a major impact in slavery as it helped to reduce the usage of slaves due to the machines faster methods. any questions let me know
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