Cotton is King

August 28, 1849 Welcome to the age of King Cotton. There is an air of excitement and joy in the south as cotton production has become a major export for America, booming the southern economy. Nearly all new farmers in the south are producing short-staple cotton. This dramatic shift comes after an age of unreliable…

The Life of Eli Whitney

January 12, 1825 4 days ago, the United States lost a key figure in modern agriculture and production. Eli Whitney, born in 1765, was an “inventor, engineer, husband, and father“. He is survived by a wife and seven children. Whitney will be remembered for his ingenious inventions, including interchangeable parts and the cotton gin. The…