This article goes over the revolution of cotton in the south and how it stimulated their growth in the economy. Cotton was not the first primary crop. Crops such as tobacco, rice, sugar and indigo were the backbone which provided the framework of the Southern plantation economy. Then Eli Whitneys invention of the cotton gin begins to shape the U.S. and European growth of the cotton and textile industry forever which in turn has a huge impact on America. The articles provides a good context in terms of economy before cotton found its way as a crop that could stimulate the economy of the south like it did. It discusses how much cotton revolutionized plantation economy despite other plantations such as sugar existing for a long time.
While other articles tend to praise cotton like a crop that came when no other crop existed that served a great purpose to the people, this article shows how much cotton was just an addition to a list of other crops that existed at the time. “Eli Whitney’s Revolution.” Investors Business Daily, September 09.
The article discusses Eli Whitneys revolution by tracing back before the 19th century. It shows how much by the start of the 19th century Whitneys prospects appeared dim. It discusses some of the low moments that he went through in his journey to the great evolution including mentioning disaster like the burning down of New Havens cotton gin.
Further, the articles sheds light on how much Whitney was persistent in his quest to come up with various inventions. A good point to not from the article, it gives the heads up that Whitney is not the one who invented the cotton gin, at least technically. Instead, the cotton gin had existed in other different forms over the past centuries. The article offers a unique message to the reader, that the cotton gin revolution did not just happen, Whitney went through a lot. Further, it offers a good clarification that its not actually Whitney who invented the gin but instead he only came up with a much effective form of the gin. The angle of discussion is great since many other article have made it look like it is Whitney who invented the cotton gin.
The bibliography describes a short history of how Eli Whitney was encouraged to invent the Cotton gin and its purpose. His gin became so popular that others copied and took his patent, which brought great wealth and social change to the U.S. economy. Congress did not allow him to renew his patent, as a result, later in 1798 he built a firearms factory that led to the use of mass use of interchangeable parts. Which invention had a greater impact will be discussed. The article is good in understanding Whitneys background. It offers a good context in which Whitney made the innovations and the inventions.
While most of the articles that offer an account of Whitneys background lack depth, this article offers a more comprehensive account of his journey from a young person to the pint that he became a famous person who changed the lives of many through his inventions and innovations. “Eli Whitney’s patent for the cotton gin.”
The article provides a discussion of Eli Whitney and his great innovation that changed a lot of things. He came up with a design that could separate cotton fiber and the cotton seeds making it a great and profitable technology. The articles discussion is based on this great success of Whitneys technology.
Whitney proceeded with efforts to patent the great technology” which the book gives a clear account of his journey. He applied for the patent for the cotton gin in October 1973 however, he received it in March 1974. The article gives an interesting perspective to Whitneys story. It gives the readers a wider look at how much the technology revolutionized agricultural and specifically the cotton production sector thus boosting the economy.
Even if the same hppened today, one would only expect that the inventor would go ahead and have the same patented. Considering the time difference between now and the time that Whitney did the same, the article shows the reader how much Whitney was a great person. Katzeff, P 2009, ‘Eli Whitney’s Industrial Spark’,В Investors Business Daily, 19 August, Regional Business News, EBSCOhost, viewed 30 October 2017.The author demonstrates how much the cotton farmers in the 1700s experienced lots of problems. One of the main problems that they face was the agony of turning the cotton into cloth It is on the premise of the numerous problems that the author develops the argument and ties it to Whitneys cotton gin.
The article explains how Whitney declined a job to be a tutor and instead offer solution to the people who over the years used their hands and other ineffective cotton gins to obtain the cotton fiber. It explains how he went about creating his cotton gin the various attempts that he made before coming up with the cotton gin that came to be associated so closely with him to date.
The article offers a good read on how Whitney went about coming up with the cotton gin by explaining more on the various processes along his journey to the great revolution. It exemplifies why the cotton gin is not just like any other invention, but one that changed peoples lives and the economy alike.The article discusses Eli Whitney and the interchangeable parts.
It discusses Whitney as a legend. It challenges the common occurrence that most of the time legends stories cannot be verified whether they are true or false. However, when it comes to the legend of Eli Whitney it shows it as a unique legend who cannot be refuted. It confirms that Whitney is a legend whose story has been told and included in several textbooks. It visits his background and traces how he becomes a legend. The article, unlike many others is important as it gives a diffent perspective to Eli Whitney by affirming the position that he is a legend. It shows how much one cannot discus interchangeable parts without talking about Eli Whitney. He is the legend of the interchangeable parts.