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The complicated history of American innovation

The complicated history of American innovation

At a small workshop in Georgia, an aspiring lawyer named Eli Whitney worked for several months on a new machine. He tweaked and prototyped until he got it to function just the way he wanted. Finally successful, Whitney wrote to his father, “One man and a horse will do more [with this new machine] than fifty men with the old machines.” He had invented the cotton gin. The year was 1794.

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