[EDEQUITY] eli whitney

From: CHammer@aol.com
Date: Thu Aug 31 2000 - 15:53:50 EDT

Does anyone know of a source or sources that discuss the controversy about
whether Eli Whitney did indeed invent the cotton gin or, as feminist legend
has it, that his landlady really came up with the idea but females couldn't
get patents at the time so it was Eli that got the patent. I've heard this
version several times and I'd really like to find documentation on it
before I share it with classes. Thanks, Christy Hammer

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