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The Interchangeable Mr Whitney

The Interchangeable Mr Whitney

Broadcast: January 24, 1950
Added: Jan 07 2020

Eli Whitney was an American inventor best known for inventing the cotton gin. It was one of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution and shaped the economy of the Antebellum South. But he should be remembered for more than that, and today's Cavalcade will explain all. The story begins in 1798 in New Haven, Connecticut.