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Cotton and US History Reflection

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HY1110 Amer History Name Institution Date 2 Elli Whitney’s cotton gin can be blamed for the extension of slavery in America. The growth of cotton favoured the Americans in many ways. Its growth was more manageable, and it had efficient storage. However, the separation of the seeds from the soft fibres was difficult. Several cotton farmers preferred more labour-intensive but short-staple cotton over the long-staple that grew in the coastal regions only. Phineas Miller, a plantation manager together with Greene, approached Whitney over the problem. Miller grew the labourintensive cotton and ...
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