Eli Whitney

(1765—1825) American inventor

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(1765–1825), inventor and arms manufacturer.

Born in Westboro, Massachusetts, the eldest son of farmer Eli Whitney and Elizabeth Fay Whitney, Eli Whitney demonstrated mechanical talent earlier than scholarship, but belatedly ...

Subjects: United States History.

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