Eli Whitney

The Library of American Lives and Times

The inspired mechanical genius of Eli Whitney was responsible for innovations that gave the United States its great advances in industrialization. His invention of the cotton gin, a machine that separated cotton fiber from the plant's seeds, revitalized the Southern economy. His later invention of interchangeable parts, which he first used to secure a government contract to produce a large number of guns, laid the foundation for the American system of manufacturing.

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Library Bound Book List: $37.60 / S&L: $28.20

Reading Level: 5

Interest Level: 4-8

Product type : Library Bound Book
ISBN : 978-0-8239-6628-8
Author : Regan Huff
Copyright : 2004
Language : English
Category : American History, Social Studies
Pages : 112
Trim : 6 7/8" x 9 1/2"
Dewey : B
Dewey(two) : 609.2
ATOS : 9.1
ARPoints : 3
Subject : American History, Social Studies
Binding : Library